THE NUMBER of TSE tests carried out on sheep and goats annually within the European Union is to soar from 164,000 to 560,000, with the idea being approved by the EU's Standing Veterinary Committee. From April 1, the minimum number of sheep and goats which must be tested annually for TSE's in Member States slaughtering large numbers of adult sheep, will increase from the present level of 18,000 to 66,000 animals. The move follows concern raised by the EU Scientific Steering Committee about the lack of knowledge about this potential problem, ...

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