Description: Brain. The red box indicates the region of the obex, which is the portion of the brain that must be obtained for the diagnosis of BSE and other spongiform encephalopathies such as scrapie and chronic wasting disease.
Credit: Dr. S. Sorden, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Pathology Photo ID: BSE_001
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These images were annotated by Dr. Steve Sorden and Dr. Claire Andreasen and funding was provided by a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant in collaboration with the Iowa State University Department of Veterinary Pathology, Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH), Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), and Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC).