STUDY ON THE BRAIN LESIONS vacuole BALI CATTLE ARE WITHHELD AT HOME CUT ANIMAL (RPH) DENPASAR DISEASE AS A PRELIMINARY INDICATIONS bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)

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Abstract

By : Putu Dede Yudi Utama

Email : Cybercame 007@yahoo.co.id

Faculties : Fakultas Kedokteran Hewan

Department : Profesi Dokter Hewan

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is a dangerous zoonotic disease characterized by damage to the brain, caused by infectious proteins called prion. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of vacuoles lesion on brain in Bali cattle slaughtered in Denpasar Abattoir as an early indication of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in bali cattle in Bali. This study was a descriptive observational study using cross sectional design. The target population in this study was bali cattle slaughtered in Denpasar Abattoir. A total of 70 cattles was used in this study, was calculated using the Thrusfield (2007) formula. Tissue processing and histopathology examination of brain tissue was conducted at the Laboratory of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Udayana University. The data in the form of positive or negative of brain vacuole, were then tabulated in table form. Results showed that there were no brain lesions that indicate the presence of vacuoles. It can be concluded that the prevalence of vacuoles lesion as an early indication Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) infection was 0.00%.

Keyword : prevalence, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), bali cattle, Denpasar abattoir.

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