Mad Cow Disease refers to a cattle’s neurological disorder. Mad cow disease or BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is defined as a progressive disorder that comes from an infection carried by a transmissible agent, the prion.
The principle of functioning of the prion is not fully explored. The current theory says that the agent’s nature is based on the modified protein called prion protein. This form of protein is able to damage a cattle’s central nervous system. It is a dangerous infectious disease that has adverse consequences for the animal and humans that consume the meat of the animal.