New test can detect BSE in live cattle, manufacturer says

CANADA - Currently, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) can only be detected post-mortem, using a laboratory procedure that takes several days. But a new test expected to be available to Canadian livestock producers this fall could change that, at a cost of about $20 per animal. Vacci-Test Corporation, based in Calgary, Alberta, Candada, last week announced it has created a simple and reliable diagnostic tool for the detection of infectious brain diseases, including BSE, in living cattle.

Source: Agriculture Online
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