Skip to Main Content

BSE Resources

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), inaccurately called Mad Cow Disease, is a progressive, fatal disease of the nervous system of cattle, belonging to the group of disorders known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE), which include scrapie in sheep and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk. The cause of BSE is still being debated, but it has been linked to an abnormal protein called a prion. There is no treatment or vaccine currently available for the disease.



For more information on BSE, please visit the following sites: