Mad cow disease
Similar term(s): Bovine spongiform encephalopathy , BSE.
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is an infectious, fatal and lethal
brain disease of cattle. It degenerates the cells of the brain and spinal cord
of the animal.
Spongiform refers to the characteristic appearance of infected brains, which
become filled with holes until they resemble sponges, visible under an ordinary
Source: GreenFacts, based on WHO
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Español: Enfermedad de las vacas locas
Français: Maladie de la vache folle