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French cattle to be screened for BSE

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 24 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1692
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    The French government has launched a programme to screen the country's cows for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

    Some 48 000 tests will be carried out with the Swiss test kit “Prionics” on animals more than 2 years old either found dead for no known reason or after accidental death. If an animal …

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