BREAKING: Mad cow disease found in Aberdeenshire farm

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A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been identified on an unnamed farm in Aberdeenshire. 

The case was identified as part of a routine test. 

Scottish Government has confirmed it has not entered the human food chain and poses no threat to human health. 

Scotland’s Chief Veterinary Officer Sheila Voas said: “While it is too early to tell where the disease came from in this case, its detection is proof that our surveillance system is doing its job. 

“We are working closely with the Animal and Plant Health Agency to answer this question, and in the meantime, I would urge any farmer who has concerns to immediately seek veterinary advice.” 

Fergus Ewing, Scotland’s Rural Economy Secretary, added: “Following confirmation of a case of classical BSE in Aberdeenshire, I have activated the Scottish Government’s response plan to protect our valuable farming industry, including establishing a precautionary movement ban being placed on the farm. 

“While it is important to stress that this is standard procedure until we have a clear understanding of the diseases origin, this is further proof that our surveillance system for detecting this type of disease is working.” 

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