BSE in Denmark
A single case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been reported in Denmark, in a 14-year-old dairy cow. The disease was confirmed by a routine laboratory test after the animal was slaughtered. It was the oldest animal in the 116-strong herd on the farm, and was born before the tightening of the restrictions on animal feed ingredients in the country. Now, the oldest animal on the premises was born in 2002, one year after the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration introduced a total ban on feeding processed animal protein to food-producing animals.