ID#: 5438
This 2003 photograph depicts a penned cow that had been infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also referred to as mad cow disease. Note that it has laid itself down inside its indoor pen, showing signs of lethargy and stupor. Behavioral changes in temperament, including nervousness or aggression, abnormal posture, incoordination and difficulty in rising, decreased milk production, and/or loss of weight, despite continued appetite, are followed by death in cattle affected by BSE.
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Content Provider(s): U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, APHIS
Creation Date: 2003
Photo Credit: Dr. Art Davis
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.