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The study of BSE in sheep and the possibility of its vertical transmission - SE1424

Description
This study was initiated to examine whether BSE could be transmitted naturally from experimentally challenged sheep of various PrP genotypes to their offspring. This work has a profound baring on the potential spread of BSE in sheep if the disease has entered the national flock. The results will be used to help assess the risk of exposure of people to BSE and of the possibility of eradicating TSE from UK sheep. In order that these assessments can be made, the study will need to be extended by five years not only to produce further birth cohorts,but also to establish whether existing progeny could develop disease.
Project Documents
• Final Report : The study of BSE in sheep and the possibility of its vertical transmission   (185k)
• Final Report - Annex : The study of BSE in sheep and the possibility of its vertical transmission   (75k)
• Final Report - Annex : The study of BSE in sheep and the possibility of its vertical transmission   (166k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1996

To: 2009

Cost: £1,134,659
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Roslin Institute, Edinburgh (BBSRC), Institute for Animal Health (BBSRC)
Keywords
Animal Health              
BSE              
Plants and Animals              
Sheep              
Transmission              
TSEs              
Vertical              
Fields of Study
Animal Health