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The flexible tail of the prion protein poisons brain cells

05 August 2013
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: members, TSE, prion protein

TAFS member Prof. Adriano Aguzzi explains latest research on how the flexible tail of the prion protein poisons brain cells.

Watch the video here.

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Cargill joins TAFS forum

17 May 2013
News on TAFS
Tags: TAFS, members

Cargill, represented by Todd McAloon, has joined the TAFS forum today.

Welcome!

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New paper: Bluetongue Disease Risk Assessment Based on Observed and Projected Culicoides obsoletus spp. Vector Densities

29 April 2013
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: members, cattle, bluetongue, risk assessment, vector

TAFS members Katharina Brugger and Franz Rubel have published a new paper entitled "Bluetongue Disease Risk Assessment Based on Observed and Projected Culicoides obsoletus spp. Vector Densities". Congratulations!

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2 new reports: antimicrobial resistance and EFSA zoonoses report

11 April 2013
Official publications
Tags: food safety, zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance

2 new reports have been published recently that are of relevance for the work that we do:

- a review 'Antimicrobial Resistance: Challenges and Perspectives' by Doyle et al.

- The European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks in 2011.

Both reports may be discussed at the upcoming TAFS meeting (April 24/25).

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TAFS forum joins Global Agenda of Action in Support of Sustainable Livestock Sector Development

14 March 2013
News on TAFS
Tags: TAFS, livestock

The TAFS forum has joined the Global Agenda of Action in Support of Sustainable Livestock Sector Development.

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The TAFS Assessment of Paratuberculosis in the Food Chain

04 March 2013
Position Papers
Tags: TAFS, paratuberculosis, milk, consumers, risk, food safety, assessment, trade

The TAFS forum has today published its "Assessment of Paratuberculosis in the Food Chain" presentation, as a Youtube-Video and pdf for download.

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Bayer HealtCare Animal Health and Merial join the TAFS forum

29 January 2013
News on TAFS
Tags: TAFS, members

Bayer HealthCare Animal Health, represented by Dr. Ludwig Klostermann, and Merial, represented by Dr. Carolin Schumacher, have joined the TAFS forum today.

Welcome!

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First case of BSE in Brazil may be atypical

09 December 2012
Technical news (commented)
Tags: TSE, cattle, Brazil

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is reporting the first case of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Brazil and says that it "may be atypical". The affected animal was a beef breeding cow of almost 13 years of age at the time of death (December 2010).

Brazil is still recognized by the OIE as having a negligible BSE risk in accordance with Chapter 11.5. of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

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