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From: TSS (216-119-143-160.ipset23.wt.net)
Subject: Clinical findings in 78 suspected cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Great Britain
Date: December 10, 2004 at 1:52 pm PST

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Subject: Clinical findings in 78 suspected cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Great Britain
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 16:47:44 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #####################

1: Vet Rec. 2004 Nov 20;155(21):659-66.

Clinical findings in 78 suspected cases of bovine spongiform
encephalopathy in Great Britain.

Konold T, Bone G, Ryder S, Hawkins SA, Courtin F, Berthelin-Baker C.

Veterinary Laboratories Agency-Weybridge, New Haw, Addlestone,
Surrey KT15 3NB.

The clinical findings in 59 cows with bovine spongiform
encephalopathy (BSE) were compared with those in 19 cattle that were
submitted as BSE suspects but not confirmed by immunohistochemistry.
Both groups were also compared with a control group of 20 healthy
cows. Abnormalities in behaviour, temperament, mental status and
activity, neurogenic disorders of gait and hyperreactivity to touch
were frequently observed in the cattle with BSE. Not every animal
with BSE displayed clinical signs in all these categories, and the
severity of the signs was not always useful for differentiating them
from the BSE suspects that were not confirmed by pathology. The
neurological examination was better than passive observations for
the clinical diagnosis of BSE. Tests of the animals' responses to
sudden auditory, visual and tactile stimuli were very useful for
distinguishing cases of BSE from unconfirmed BSE suspects if the
cases did not display signs in all the categories.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15581140


Clinical findings in 78 suspected cases of bovine spongiform
encephalopathy in Great Britain

The clinical findings in 59 cows with bovine spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE) were compared with those in 19 cattle that were submitted as BSE
suspects but not confirmed by immunohistochemistry. Both groups were
also compared with a control group of 20 healthy cows. Abnormalities in
behaviour, temperament, mental status and activity, neurogenic disorders
of gait and hyperreactivity to touch were frequently observed in the
cattle with BSE. Not every animal with BSE displayed clinical signs in
all these categories, and the severity of the signs was not always
useful for differentiating them from the BSE suspects that were not
confirmed by pathology. The neurological examination was better than
passive observations for the clinical diagnosis of BSE. Tests of the
animals' responses to sudden auditory, visual and tactile stimuli were
very useful for distinguishing cases of BSE from unconfirmed BSE
suspects if the cases did not display signs in all the categories.

http://64.233.179.104/search?q=cache:IMk494JMtP4J:www.vetrecord.co.uk/abs1000.htm+Clinical+findings+in+78+suspected+cases+of+bovine+spongiform+encephalopathy+in+Great+Britain+&hl=en

TSS

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