Topic outline

  • Prevention, Control and Eradication of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) - eLearning Information

    This e-Learning course is aimed at allowing participants to improve their knowledge and skills in:

    • Presentation and objectives of EU law as regards prevention, eradication and control of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs).
    • EU provisions related to the surveillance and monitoring of TSEs including notification of suspect animals, testing, EU reporting system.
    • EU provisions related to the eradication measures to be taken following the confirmation of the presence of a TSE.
    • EU provisions related to the feed ban including sampling, and testing.
    • EU provisions for removing and destruction of specified risk materials.
    • EU provisions concerning the placing on the market and the importation of live animals and ruminant products.

    Who can Participate

    BTSF Online offers 10 e-Learning courses, which can be followed in our BTSF ACADEMY e-Learning Platform, available for government officials and staff of the National Competent Authorities worlwide. Please notice that for some specific BTSF EU Training Courses, it is required to have completed the BTSF Online introductory Course for the correspondent topic/s.

    How to Register

    • Check the NCPs Contact List for details and links to more detailed information.
    • If you are an eligible candidate, from a EU Member State or from an invited Non-EU country, you can apply to the available BTSF Online courses, via the BTSF Online Application Form. In case you have any questions about the selection criteria, please consult with the relevant National Contact Point.
    • For any other enquiries please send a message to and the BTSF Team will be glad to assist you.