Slovenya’da sekiz yıllık bir aradan sonra ülkenin güneydoğusundaki Adlešiči’de bir çiftlikte 12 yaşında ölen bir inekte, deli dana hastalığı olarak bilinen bovin spongiform ensefalopatisine rastlandı.
A 12-year-old cow that died on a farm in southern Slovenia has tested positive for mad cow disease, or BSE. The results of a follow-up confirmation test are expected later today, the veterinary administration said on Wednesday.
If confirmed, this would be the ninth case of BSE in Slovenia and the first after 2007.
The Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection said measures have already been taken at the farm.
Animal movement to and from the farm has been banned and the cow’s history is being examined.
Slovenia has since 2013 been classified as a country with negligible BSE risk and the veterinary administration said the case was unlikely to change given that the cow was born 12 years ago.