January 10, according to Xinhua News Agency reported that the German state of Brandenburg Environment Ministry said Monday that the state of a cow is confirmed to have atypical BSE. Cow alive not the disease,
early January after being slaughtered because of age more than 10 years of age and accept the BSE rapid test.
The results showed that the cow infected with atypical BSE. German Federal Institute for Animal Health, said the rare atypical BSE, a “spontaneous”, usually only occurs in over 8 years old cow who their biological activity and biochemical characteristics of pathogens and typical BSE prion proteins differ.
Currently, cow body has been processed, it has also been disinfected pens, where cattle were isolated. Because you can exclude the possibility of the spread between animals, the researchers decided to feed investigating causes.
German Agriculture Ministry data show that Germany from 2001 to 2009 registered a total of more than 400 cases of BSE, mad cow disease was last seen in 2009.