Brazil and World
Brazilian committee will update control standards of bovine spongiform encephalopathy
The health of animals used for human consumption is one of the main concerns of the producers as well as of the Brazilan government. Because of that, to assure the quality of the animal protein, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA), created a committee who will revise the standards for surveillance, control, eradication, certification and sanitary emergency of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy and all forms of Transmissibles spongiform encephalopathies (TSE).
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will be updated and the laboratorial analysis will be modernized as well for a better and more efficient diagnosis of the disease.
Brazil is classifies by the OIE with the lowest risk for the bovine spongiform encephalopathy, degenerative disease which affects the nervous system of the cattle and, between the symptoms are the aggressivity and lack of coordination of the animal.