From: TSS ()
Subject: BSE CASE BORN IN OCTOBER 2001
Date: March 3, 2005 at 8:08 am PST
A BSE case born in October 2001
BSE has been diagnosed in a Holstein Friesian cross cow, born on 3 October
2001 slaughtered as a casualty. The case was identified under the
compulsory TSE surveillance programme which includes a requirement to test
all animals aged over 24 months which are slaughtered as casualties. Its
farm of origin was in Pembrokeshire, where it remained until it was submitted
for slaughter on 17 January 2005. Disease was officially confirmed on 01
This is the most recently born case of BSE confirmed in the UK. The previous
most recent cases were born in April 2000 in Great Britain and May 2000 in
Northern Ireland. Defra will be following up detailed epidemiological analysis
of this case.
This case is being drawn to the attention of SEAC and Professor William Hill.
Professor Hill is currently carrying out an independent assessment of the
possible causes of BSE cases born after the reinforced feed ban of August
1996 (BARBs) at the request of Defra.