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Epidemiological implications of the susceptibility to BSE of putatively resistant sheep.

Abstract:

The experimental infection of sheep with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) by the oral route and the likelihood that sheep were fed BSE-infected meat and bone meal has led to extensive speculation as to whether or not sheep are naturally infected with BSE. In response, the UK government has initiated the National Scrapie Plan (NSP), an ambitious pound 120 million per year project to create a BSE- and scrapie-resistant national sheep flock, by selectively breeding for a genotype of sheep ...

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10.1099/vir.0.19184-0

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Journal:
The Journal of general virology
Volume:
84
Issue:
Pt 12
Pages:
3503-3512
Publication date:
2003-12-05
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EISSN:
1465-2099
ISSN:
0022-1317
URN:
uuid:8d37776c-848a-46f7-828f-043a6442bb38
Source identifiers:
209678
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pubs:209678

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