Disease Information

Additional Disease Specific Resources

External Resources

The full statement released by USDA’s Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford on the detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States may be read at the following link:

For more information regarding BSE, visit:

USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS):

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Disease Categories

The links in this section will take you to a list of other diseases for that same category (e.g. diseases affecting that species, in a specific region, etc.).

Species Affected
Agent Type
Clinical Signs


To cite the factsheets found on this website, the following information can be used:
Spickler, Anna Rovid. "Title of Factsheet." "Date of Factsheet (Last Updated)." At cfsph.iastate.edu/diseaseinfo/factsheets/