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Investigations of the potential risk factors associated with cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Bavaria, Germany


Clauss, Marcus; Sauter-Louis, C; Chaher, E; Pottgiesser, C; Goebel, S; Selhorst, T; Wichmann, H E; Klee, W; Kienzle, E (2006). Investigations of the potential risk factors associated with cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Bavaria, Germany. Veterinary Record, 158(15):509-513.

Abstract

In order to identify the management and feeding practices that might have contributed to the occurrence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Bavaria, Germany, information from 110 dairy farms on which a case of BSE had been reported was compared with information derived from a questionnaire sent to approximately 10,000 Bavarian farms on which no case of BSE had been reported up to February 2003. Representative information was obtained from 4006 dairy farms. The results indicated that in comparison with these control farms a higher proportion of the BSE farms had also kept pigs or poultry, although the difference was not significant, and that a significantly higher proportion of the BSE farms had fed proprietary concentrates and/or milk replacers to their calves.

In order to identify the management and feeding practices that might have contributed to the occurrence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Bavaria, Germany, information from 110 dairy farms on which a case of BSE had been reported was compared with information derived from a questionnaire sent to approximately 10,000 Bavarian farms on which no case of BSE had been reported up to February 2003. Representative information was obtained from 4006 dairy farms. The results indicated that in comparison with these control farms a higher proportion of the BSE farms had also kept pigs or poultry, although the difference was not significant, and that a significantly higher proportion of the BSE farms had fed proprietary concentrates and/or milk replacers to their calves.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:2006
Deposited On:29 Apr 2008 09:15
Last Modified:07 Sep 2016 08:42
Publisher:British Veterinary Association
ISSN:0042-4900
Publisher DOI:10.1136/vr.158.15.509
Official URL:http://veterinaryrecord.bvapublications.com/cgi/content/abstract/158/15/509
PubMed ID:16617042
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-2380

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