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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Prevention

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Animal Health is carefully monitoring the present situation with Foreign Animal Diseases that have surfaced around the globe. It is imperative that we stay abreast of animal health issues that could affect our state, as well as in foreign countries. With this mission, it is equally important that we educate producers and consumers across Nebraska on the issues and address concerns related to their food production.

This site will link you to the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) direct web sites which contain facts and address questions regarding BSE (Mad Cow Disease). We urge you to use these resources to assist you as you become informed on the situation.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Animal Health, can be reached at 402-471-2351 for reporting or inquiring for further information.

Procedure for removal of the brain stem.

NDA Abbreviated Response Summary: Foreign Animal Disease Emergency Response Levels