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Slovenia Launches Rapid Tests for BSE

Ljubljana, 1 February - The Ljubljana-based Veterinary Institute on Thursday launched rapid testing of cattle older than 30 months for mad cow disease, also known as BSE. With new rapid tests the results will be available within 24 hours, including the time spent on submitting samples and sending the results. The institute has carried out classic tests on some 700 animals since the obligatory testing for BSE took effect on 1 January. All the tests were negative.

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