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BSE case found on Aberdeenshire farm | UK news



A case of BSE has been found on a farm in Aberdeenshire.

The Scottish Government has said that precautionary movement restrictions have been put in place at the farm

BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), which does not represent a threat to human health

The case was identified as part of routine testing

Scotland's chief veterinary officer Sheila Voas said, "While it is too early to tell where it came from, in this case, its detection is proof that our surveillance system is doing its job.

"FGus Ewing, Scotland's rural economy secretary."

"We are working closely with the Animal and Plant Health Agency to answer this question, and in the meantime, I would urge any farmer who has concerns to immediately seek veterinary advice."

, added: "Following confirmation of a case of classical BSE in Aberdeenshire, I have activated the Scottish Government's response plan to protect our valuable farming industry, including establishing a precautionary movement ban placed on the farm.

Millions of cattle.

Millions of cattle were culled in the UK in the 1

990s due to BSE.


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