Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Surveillance

  • Carter, Craig (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The Department of Agriculture recognizes the need for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) disease surveillance, educational outreach, and diagnostic availability for cattle producers in Kentucky. The Department of Agriculture, in order to ensure compliance with KRS 257.020 has determined the importance of a testing program to detect and eradicate Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Kentucky. The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is available and qualified to collect and process specimens for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) testing. The Department of Agriculture has received a grant of federal funds from the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services to enhance the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) program activities. KRS 246.055 authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture to receive and distribute such federal funds.
Effective start/end date4/4/193/31/20


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