A case of BSE has been confirmed in Co Galway.
It is understood the Department of Agriculture in the Republic has confirmed an atypical case of BSE in an 18-year-old cow.
The Aberdeen Angus cross suckler cow was born in March 1998 in a Cork herd. It moved early in life to a Galway herd and last week was disposed of to a knackery.
The animal tested positive on a screening test carried out at a Department of Agriculture-approved, accredited private laboratory over the weekend and was then subject to follow-up confirmatory tests at the Department’s Central Veterinary Research Lab.
There are no associated public health risks.