HC Deb 20 October 1994 vol 248 c329W
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.