Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Signs and Symptoms
A list of clinical signs the animal may or may not display.
Affected cattle may display changes in temperament, such as nervousness or aggression;
- Abnormal posture;
- Incoordination and difficulty in rising;
- Decreased milk production;
- Loss of body condition despite continued appetite;
- The incubation period ranges from 2 to 8 years;
- There is no treatment, and affected cattle die;
- Death generally occurs within 6 months of onset of the disease.