Department of Agriculture confirms isolated case of 'classical' BSE in Co Louth

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed the recent suspect case of BSE in Co Louth is an isolated case of 'classical' BSE.

Department of Agriculture confirms isolated case of 'classical' BSE in Co Louth

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed the recent suspect case of BSE in Co Louth is an isolated case of 'classical' BSE.

The Department has said it has identified all animals potentially exposed to the BSE agent that caused this incident.

A file picture of cows in a field.

They have now all been slaughtered, excluded from the food and feed chains as well as tested.

A statement from the Department of Agriculture said: “The Department identified all animals potentially exposed to the BSE agent that caused this incident – those born and reared on the birth-farm one year either side of the birth date of the positive animal, and her progeny.

“These have been slaughtered, excluded from the food and feed chains, and tested”.

It is now expected that the Ireland will return to a controlled risk status.

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