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From: TSS ()
Subject: Discriminating BSE from Scrapie in sheep
Date: May 1, 2005 at 2:41 pm PST

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Discriminating BSE from Scrapie in sheep
Date: Sun, 1 May 2005 16:13:10 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@aegee.org


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

Discriminating
BSE from scrapie
in sheep

A DISCRIMINATORY diagnostic kit to
distinguish between scrapie and BSE in
sheep has recently been launched by the
Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA).
DEFRA notes that EU legislation
requires that, from 2005, all samples
from small ruminants that are positive
for a TSE on rapid testing should be further
screened using an approved discriminatory
method. A small number
of methods have been evaluated and
approved. The method developed by
the VLA uses protein extraction and
Western blotting techniques to differentiate
between scrapie and BSE. The
new kit is a modified version of the
Prionics-Check technique and DEFRA
says it ‘provides a cleaner, more defined
signal of the abnormal prion protein
profile’ for analysis.

http://veterinaryrecord.bvapublications.com/cgi/reprint/156/17/527-a

TSS

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