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Confirmed cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy

In Canada, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a reportable disease under the Reportable Diseases Regulations for the purpose of Section 2 of the Health of Animals Act, section 5 (1). Accordingly, when BSE is suspected, it must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Current as of: 2024-04-30

The following table lists individual animals confirmed to be infected with BSE in Canada
Year Date confirmed Location Animal type infected Age of Animal
2021 December 17 Alberta Beef cow (H-type atypical BSE) 104 months
2015 February 11 Alberta Beef cow 70 months
2011 February 18 Alberta Dairy cow 77 months

For information on years previous to 2011, see information on the BSE enhanced surveillance program.

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