Colorado State University, a world leader in the fields of agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences, has posted a new Web site that provides current bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or "mad cow") information. The site, accessible from the university’s home page at www.colostate.edu, will be continually updated and highlights Colorado State’s vast expertise in this area as well as provides background information and links to other local and national BSE-related information sources.
Colorado State’s Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Web site includes: BSE facts; resources for agricultural producers, consumers and citizens; tip sheets and press releases; and a guide highlighting university faculty, centers and research relating to BSE and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, or TSE, diseases.
The site lists experts who can address meat safety, food safety and human nutrition, current and proposed methods of identifying and tracing animals from the farm to consumers, agricultural economics, biosecurity issues, BSE testing procedures, comparing TSE diseases in animals and a variety of other related topics.
The Web site is one of Colorado State’s efforts to focus wide-ranging campus expertise regarding BSE issues to provide accurate up-to-date information to government leaders, media professionals, businesses and individuals.