List of goat TSE related publications
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Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:00

Goat TSE literature

The history about goat TSEs research started probably in France with a publication from Chelle in 1942. Since then experimental and field have been ongoing regularly in the goat species. The website has prepared an overview of scientific and political documents. If you have new information that would fit in this list, you are welcome to let the webmaster know, and it will be included. Since May 2011 there have been added over 10 papers to the list. It appears from the scientific papers that the interest for goat TSEs is expanding to more and more parts of the world.The goat TSEs literature list has been updated November 2012. Since the last update in August 2011, 18 new papers appeared. Their titles and references can be found under this link. Full papers can be found on the NeuroPrion site if you or your institute is a member. For information, you can direct yourself to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Animal TSEs workshop preceding congress Prion2011
Written by Jan Langeveld   
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 15:53

Members of the NeuroPrion Association, PrioNet Canada, Alberta Prion Research Institute, the EU-funded GoatBSE project, and Colorado State University will again host a pre-conference workshop focusing on animal TSEs on the 16th May 2011, just prior to the Prion 2011 conference. This popular satellite meeting will discuss wide topics of research and surveillance for animal TSEs, and the organizers look forward to bringing researchers together to discuss relevant veterinary and public health issues. Apt presentations will be chosen from interesting abstracts sent to the Prion 2011 conference.

The workshop is free, but you must register by sending an e-mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by May 1, 2011.  You may also send an abstract in the same email for consideration for a 15-20 minute oral presentation at the workshop.  Attendance for this workshop will be capped at 100, so please register early!

EFSA: BSE-TSE infectivity in small ruminants
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Thursday, 02 December 2010 16:46

In December 2010 an opinion was published by the EFSA that updates its position on TSE infectivity distribution in ruminant tissues, and on the risk of BSE exposure based on the existing SRM list for small ruminants from 2004. Several members of the GoatBSE consortium have been important in providing the necessary state-of-the-art knowledge and directing the discussions.
Briefly, the risk for BSE exposure through small ruminants (sheep and goats) is not larger compared to these previous measures, but rather lower.

French scrapie study: CH1641 scrapie in a goat
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Thursday, 13 January 2011 18:12

Vulin et al. (group of Baron, ANSES, Lyon) published results on routine TSE testing of 1.2 x10e6 ovines and 0.7x10e6 caprines in the period 2002-2009 in France. 10 and 1.1 TSE cases per 10000 tested animals were found respectively, of which respectively 42 and 30% existed as atypical cases. Interestingly, it appeared that CH1641-like cases were found in both sheep and goat (five sheep and one goat), and a single BSE-like case in one goat (the famous goat CH636, see Eloit et al., 2005).

a real goat
Written by Jan Langeveld   
Saturday, 27 November 2010 15:44

Goats reach the top, we can only try to get there.



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