Mad cow disease has hit the . and questions about this mysterious disease abound. Here's what you need to know about mad cow disease. What Is Mad Cow Disease? Mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a transmissible, slowly progressive, degenerative, and fatal disease affecting the central nervous system of adult cattle.
Mad cow disease is the layman's colloquial for bovine spongiform encephalopathy. This is a neurodegenerative condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, leading to the formation of sponge like perforations in the brain and spinal cord tissues. This condition keeps progressing over time and leads to complete neural degeneration and, ultimately, the death of the affected organism. The symptoms of mad cow disease manifest by way of the infected subject having difficulty in standing, moving or maintaining balance
What It Is: A neurological disease in cows that is thought to cause a similar disease in humans. It has shown up in European cows, four Japanese cows, one cow in Canada and one in Washington state. Why You Shouldn't Freak: You have to actually eat a sick cow, not just pet one, so you vegetarians have nothing to worry about. Also, there are no US cases of Mad Cow Disease and very few people in other countries have gotten sick from this disease recently.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, is a neurodegenerative disease of cattle. Symptoms include abnormal behavior, trouble walking, and weight loss. Later in the course the cow becomes unable to move. The time between infection and onset of symptoms is generally four to five years. Time from onset of symptoms to death is generally weeks to months. Spread to humans is believed to result in variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (vCJD).
A case of mad cow disease has been confirmed on a farm in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in what is Scotland's first case of the infection since 2008 and the first in the UK since 2015. Mad cow disease, which can spread to humans and cause a deadly brain infection, led to the slaughter of all cows over the age of 30 months in 1996 (pictured: a herd of 124 cows in France had to be killed in 1996 because one of them had the disease). The Animal and Plant Health Agency has stopped animals going in or out of the farm as a precaution while it works to figure out how the cow got the disease.
by bugeyetex via Android May 15 2016. 29 Point s 476 View s. Funny.
Mad cow disease is the common name of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy. It's a disease that affects a cow's nervous system and their physical state. It comes from the chemistry structure of prion protein. When cattle get this disease, they have holes forming in their brains. The brain becomes spongy and begins to waste away. It has a long incubation period, about 4~5 years
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