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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE): Ongoing Surveillance Program

Current Monthly Test Results

APHIS reports ongoing surveillance test totals monthly.

The BSE ongoing surveillance program will sample approximately 40,000 animals each year. Under the program, USDA will continue to collect samples from a variety of sites and from the cattle populations where the disease is most likely to be detected, similar to the enhanced surveillance program procedures.

Month Number of Tests
August 2014 2,245
July 2014 2,773
June 2014 2,394
May 2014 3,204
April 2014 4,575
March 2014 6,397
February 2014 4,214
January 2014 3,439
December 2013 3,705
November 2013 3,023
October 2013 751

 

Fiscal Year 2007-2014 Test Results

OIE Surveillance Points: design prevalence of 1 case per 100,000 U.S. adult cattle and 95% confidence; 300,000 OIE points over 7 years, or 42,857 OIE points on average per year are required.

BSurvE Surveillance Points: design prevalence of 1 case per 1,000,000 U.S. adult cattle and 95% confidence; 3,000,000 points over 7 years, or 428,571 BSurvE points on average per year are required.

Samples Tested, OIE Points, and BSurvE Points by Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year

Number of Valid Tests
OIE Points

BSurvE Points

FY 2013
43,173
1,048,554
2,505,042
FY 2012
42,202
1,066,637
2,523,447
FY 2011
40,482
997,360
2,344,436
FY 2010
44,301
948,593
2,233,643
FY 2009
44,217
1,036,849
2,442,400
FY 2008
43,145
1,121,624
2,677,665
FY 2007*
43,336
1,487,215
3,621,117

* FY2007 - first complete year of BSE Ongoing Surveillance

 

BSE Ongoing Surveillance Program Cumulative Totals

  • Valid Tests From September 1, 2006 to August 26, 2014: 337,576
  • OIE Points From September 1, 2006 to August 26, 2014: 8,339,638
  • BSurvE Points From September 1, 2006 to August 26, 2014: 19,879,407


(see "BSE Ongoing Surveillance Plan" for information on OIE and BSurvE points)



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