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Summit Discusses Regional BSE Options For South America

17 April 2013

ARGENTINA – Understanding and strategy of how to control BSE disease was the topic of a summit of the veterinary committee of the Southern Cone.

Several south american countries shared information and experiences of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) control in a meeting headed by the US Department of Agriculture.

Possible regional strategies were developed for the countries represented; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

The scope of Argentinian action on the disease – where there have been no recent cases- was explored by TSE programme leader for Argentina, Ximema Melon.

The event, held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil aimed to bring together specialists and policy advisors to work on a scheme to generate greater awareness of BSE.

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