§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many species are infected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
§ Mrs. Browning
BSE is, by definition, a disease of cattle. Spongiform encephalopathies have also been diagnosed in other animal species in Great Britain and elsewhere and in three of them—cats, nyala and greater kudo—strain typing has indicated a possible common origin with BSE.