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The flexible tail of the prion protein poisons brain cells

05 August 2013 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

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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TAGS members, TSE, prion protein

Cargill joins TAFS forum

17 May 2013 | News on TAFS

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

Welcome!

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TAGS TAFS, members

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

29 April 2013 | Technical news (uncommented clippings)

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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TAGS members, cattle, bluetongue, risk assessment, vector

2 new reports: antimicrobial resistance and EFSA zoonoses report

11 April 2013 | Official publications

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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TAGS food safety, zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance

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

14 March 2013 | News on TAFS

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

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TAGS TAFS, livestock

The TAFS Assessment of Paratuberculosis in the Food Chain

04 March 2013 | Position Papers

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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TAGS TAFS, paratuberculosis, milk, consumers, risk, food safety, assessment, trade

Bayer HealtCare Animal Health and Merial join the TAFS forum

29 January 2013 | News on TAFS

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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TAGS TAFS, members

First case of BSE in Brazil may be atypical

09 December 2012 | Technical news (commented)

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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TAGS TSE, cattle, Brazil
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