HL Deb 01 July 1996 vol 573 c86WA
The Countess of Mar

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether all cases of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in kudu in United Kingdom zoos can be attributed to their consumption of feed containing meat and bone meal.

Lord Lucas

Yes, although some of the cases have been in animals born after the feed ban, epidemiological investigation suggests that there may well have been cross contamination and that a feedborne hypothesis can explain all of the cases in the greater kudu.

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