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BSE confirmed at Aberdeenshire farm

BSE confirmed at Aberdeenshire farm


A case of BSE – so-called mad cow disease – has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said a movement ban was now in place on the unnamed farm.

Investigations are under way to identify the origin of the disease – the first of its kind in Scotland in 10 years – which was found after an animal died.

The “isolated” case was identified before entering the human food chain.

There are understood to have beenĀ 16 cases in the UK since 2011, with the last in 2015.

full story – BBC