Eradicating BSE in goats

Langeveld, J.P.M.; Bossers, A.


The consortium has been interviewed by International Innovation, a monthly journal for decision makers, industry, stakeholders including farming sector. One highlight: "The developments made by GoatBSE will also facilitate the control of TSEs in goats. Scrapie and related infections of single animals currently necessitate the culling of entire herds, the results of which are extremely wasteful, evoke strong public outcry and severely damage the financial prospects of farmers. By reining in the impact of TSEs on goat populations through breeding programmes used to raise prion resistant animals, mass culls can be avoided. Thanks to GoatBSE, both consumers and producers will eventually benefit from healthier herds."