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From: TSS (216-119-144-38.ipset24.wt.net)
Subject: SCRAPIE USDA 1976 (no scrapie sheep or goats to be processed for human/animal consumption) NOT!
Date: August 10, 2004 at 1:02 pm PST

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Subject: SCRAPIE USDA 1976 (no scrapie sheep or goats to be processed for human/animal consumption) NOT!
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 15:06:45 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy , cjdvoice@yahoogroups.com


12/10/76
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
REPORT OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTE ON SCRAPIE
Office Note
CHAIRMAN: PROFESSOR PETER WILDY

snip...

A The Present Position with respect to Scrapie
A] The Problem

Scrapie is a natural disease of sheep and goats. It is a slow
and inexorably progressive degenerative disorder of the nervous system
and it ia fatal. It is enzootic in the United Kingdom but not in all
countries.

The field problem has been reviewed by a MAFF working group
(ARC 35/77). It is difficult to assess the incidence in Britain for
a variety of reasons but the disease causes serious financial loss;
it is estimated that it cost Swaledale breeders alone $l.7 M during
the five years 1971-1975. A further inestimable loss arises from the
closure of certain export markets, in particular those of the United
States, to British sheep.

It is clear that scrapie in sheep is important commercially and
for that reason alone effective measures to control it should be
devised as quickly as possible.

Recently the question has again been brought up as to whether
scrapie is transmissible to man. This has followed reports that the
disease has been transmitted to primates. One particularly lurid
speculation (Gajdusek 1977) conjectures that the agents of scrapie,
kuru, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and transmissible encephalopathy of
mink are varieties of a single "virus". The U.S. Department of
Agriculture concluded that it could "no longer justify or permit
scrapie-blood line and scrapie-exposed sheep and goats to be processed
for human or animal food at slaughter or rendering plants" (ARC 84/77)"
The problem is emphasised by the finding that some strains of scrapie
produce lesions identical to the once which characterise the human
dementias"

Whether true or not. the hypothesis that these agents might be
transmissible to man raises two considerations. First, the safety
of laboratory personnel requires prompt attention. Second, action
such as the "scorched meat" policy of USDA makes the solution of the
acrapie problem urgent if the sheep industry is not to suffer
grievously.

snip...

76/10.12/4.6

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1976/10/12004001.pdf

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1976/10/12002001.pdf

CJD CASE 1977 ? (notes)

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1977/00/00002001.pdf


CJD YOUNG PEOPLE

in the USA, a 16 year old in 1978;


ALSO IN USA;

(20 year old died from sCJD in USA in 1980 and a 16 year
old in 1981. see second url below)

in France, a 19 year old in 1982;

in Canada, a 14 year old of UK origin in 1988;

in Poland, cases in people aged 19, 23, and 27 were identified in
a retrospective study (published 1991), having been originally
misdiagnosed with a viral encephalitis;


Creutzfeldt's first patient in 1923 was aged 23.


ALSO;


http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1995/10/27013001.pdf


20 year old died from sCJD in USA in 1980 and a 16 year
old in 1981. A 19 year old died from sCJD in
France in 1985. There is no evidence of an iatrogenic
cause for those cases....


http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1995/10/20006001.pdf

Greetings,


>The U.S. Department of
>Agriculture concluded that it could "no longer justify or permit
>scrapie-blood line and scrapie-exposed sheep and goats to be processed
>for human or animal food at slaughter or rendering plants" (ARC 84/77)"


SO, who was the genius that changed these rules that were set some 30
years ago?

TO bad they did not adhere to them, considering the mad cow feed ban warning
letters still coming through in August of 2004... we are still feeding ruminants
to ruminants.

CONSIDERING that the feeding of animal protein started some 3-4 decades ago
(or longer), I only ponder when the TSE agent in the bovine and bovine/ovine/
derived CJD in humans, actually 1st occured;

The Disease of Animal Order 1973 (Waste Food)

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1974/02/21001001.pdf

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1974/02/25001001.pdf

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1974/03/01001001.pdf

March 1, 1974

The Raw Fat & Bone Processors Ass. Ltd

I should at the same time remind you that as we discussed with you some
time ago we do intend, at a later date, to bring an Order aimed at reducing
animal health risks associated with animal protein processing...

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1974/03/01001001.pdf

DANGER IN CHEAP FEED

LIVESTOCK producers, hit hard over the past year by the
rising price of feeding-stuffs, now have a wider choice of alternatives.
AMOUNG these is DRIED ANIMAL MANURE sold seperately
in compound feeds.

snip...

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1974/04/16001001.pdf

manure drying plants?

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1975/04/08001001.pdf

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1975/01/20001001.pdf

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1975/12/10001001.pdf

http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/yb/1975/12/18001001.pdf


still disgusted in sunny Bacliff, TEXAS USA

Terry S. Singeltary Sr.






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