Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

schedule 05/03/2023

Species Bull

Brazil WOAH reported bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) prion, atypical strain, H-type in Marabá in a A 9-year-old bull presenting neurological clinical signs since 18/01/2023. This is the sixth case of atypical H-type BSE registered in Brazil in more than 25 years of surveillance for the disease. Brazil has never diagnosed a classical BSE case, maintaining, since 2012, official recognition by the WOAH as a country of negligible risk for the disease.