Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Last Modified: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 08:10:31 IST
Disease name Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Bovine
Description Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a fatal neurological disease of adult cattle. It is a transmissible prion disease.
Status in Ireland Disease Absent - WOAH Negligible Risk Status
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 22/05/20
DAFM Division Responsible VMAAT

TSE Regulations 2015

prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (Reg. 999/2001)

Link to relevant external website - Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes