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Mad Cow Disease

Also called Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in cattle, Cruetzfeldt-Jakob Disease in humans, Scrapie in sheep and goats, and Chronic Wasting Disease in deer and elk, and Transmissible Spngiform Encephalopathy for generalizing all animals affected, "Mad Cow Disease" is a slow, silent, but deadly disease that affects the central nervous system of humans and ruminant animals. It is caused by prions, or misfolded proteins, that is caused by either genetics or the consumption of animal-based proteins (especially ground-up brain and spinal tissue) from an infected animal that have accidentally entered the food chain. Feel free to ask or answer any questions related to Mad Cow Disease here.

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