HC Deb 11 June 1997 vol 295 c505W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of recent research regarding canine spongiform encephalopathies; and if he will make a statement. [2633]

Mr. Rooker

No cases of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy have been confirmed in canines.

We are aware of a case of a Norwegian dog showing a spongiform change in the brain. We have sought clarification from the Norwegian authorities on the results of their investigation into this case.

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