Can transmission occur between cow and calf?

Published 26.01.2015     Modified 25.02.2015

It is unclear how the infection from mother to offspring can happen, but it has been registered that offspring from BSE-infected mothers have a greater prevalence of BSE than offspring from non-BSE-infected mothers. Therefore, as an extra security measure, offspring of infected cows are killed and destroyed along with the mother animal.

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