Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Other Animal Related Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.
A bibliographic listing of articles and Web site resources about BSE, the emergence of the disease in the UK, and the political and social events surrounding the BSE crisis.
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Questions and Answers
United States Food and Drug Administration.
List of resources on BSE including consumer information, recent FDA actions, industry/veterinary information, blood safety, and vaccines.
BSE Information and Resources
US Department of Agriculture.
Press releases, transcripts, and statements from the USDA.
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Home Page
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Links to news, surveillance documents, and trade information for countries/regions affected by BSE.
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Resources
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
This page provides information USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service resources on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).
Mad Cow Disease: Questions and Answers Regarding Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD)
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Learn about bovine spongiform encephalopathy and its prevalence in the United States. Also see information on Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease.
National Animal Disease Center
USDA, Agricultural Research Service
The largest federal animal disease center in the United States. The center conducts research to solve animal health and food safety problems faced by livestock producers and the public. Virus and Prion Diseases of Livestock Research Unit.
Illustration of Prion Replication and Spread at the Cellular Level
Russell Kightley Media
Prions are implicated in BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy). These and similar diseases are known as TSEs (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies). TSEs afflict other species, most famously sheep (scrapie). The image is 600 pixels across and the original is 3,548 pixels across.