Includes a general background of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) with FAQ's and FDA action plans, consumer information, Industry and Veterinarian information, Bovine-based vaccines, blood safety, and recent actions.
There is also coverage from the CDC on the related disease in humans, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Each page contains an overview, facts, treatment, prevention, control measures, links to additional resources, and more.
Very current information from the National Institutes of Health, MEDLINEplus covers Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and including news, general overviews, research, specific Conditions and aspects, organizations, statistics and many links.
Archive of the United Kingdom's main bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) site which includes links to the beef industry, eradication of BSE, publications, public health, science, and statistics. More current information may be found by searching DEFRA's main website.
The World Organization for Animal health works to provide the safety of food of animal origin and to promote animal welfare through a science-based approach. Their BSE Portal has links to current news as well as historical statistics.
Science Direct (Accessible off-campus by WTAMU students, staff, and faculty only)
Science Direct has broad science coverage, with particular emphasis on life sciences, engineering, earth sciences and pharmacology. Over 1800 full-text journals. For this database you will need to search under both "bovine spongiform encephalopathy" and "mad cow" for more complete searching.
Agriculture database providing citations for various topics in journals, books, theses, dissertations, etc. For this database you will need to search under both "bovine spongiform encephalopathy" and "mad cow" for more complete searching.