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'Mad cow' found in U.S. had rare disease

The mad cow found in the USA in late April was infected with a rare type of brain disease. On one hand, scientists are concerned with the infectious nature of the disease; on the other, government agencies play down the cow as an 'isolated event'.

Mad cow disease confirmed in Central California

It has been confirmed that a dairy cow in California is infected with mad cow disease. This is the fourth cow detected in the United States containing the disease.

BSE Case Confirmed in British Columbia

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow in the Province of British Columbia. No part of the animal’s carcass entered human food chain.

USDA Appeals To Stop Mad Cow Testing

The United States Department of Agriculture is appealing a district court decision that would allow meat packers to conduct their own tests for mad cow disease,

Mad Cow Disease Confirmed in Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a 13-year-old beef cow from Alberta. The animal's carcass is under CFIA control, and no part entered the human food or animal feed system.

Mad Cow Lawsuit Against Ottawa to Proceed

A ruling by the Quebec Superior Court paves the way for a class action suit against the Canadian federal government. 20,000 Quebec farmers get day in court. Billions of dollars were lost as mad cow disease entered the food system.

Scientists in China Clone Calf Resistant to Mad Cow Disease

Chinese scientists say they have successfully cloned a calf with genes resistant to mad cow disease. China's official news agency, Xinhua, reports Wednesday that scientists at the Laiyong Agro-Science Institute in eastern Shangong used transplant te...

Mad Cow Disease Discovered in Southern U.S.

A cow in the southern state of Alabama has tested positive for mad cow disease. It is the third case ever found in the United States. Officials with the state of Alabama say random testing has confirmed the presence of bovine spongiform encephalopat...

Mad Cow Disease Resurfaces in Western Canada

The United States has temporarily banned imports of cattle products from Canada after Canadian officials announced the first case of mad cow disease since 1993. Canada’s cattle industry is all but shut down. Canada's Agriculture Minister Lyle Vancli..

Poland Detects First Case Of Mad Cow Disease

Poland has detected its first case of mad cow disease near its southern border with Slovakia. News reports quote Chief Polish Veterinary Officer Piotr Kolodziej as saying there is no cause for panic because tests have been conducted and the infecte...

Mad Cow Disease Scare Hits Beef-Loving Japanese Hard

MATSUZAKA (dpa) - Mikichi Kubo shoves a beer bottle into the mouth of his cow, and the farmer has to hold firmly on to it, because the animal is guzzling at it so strongly. The cow is drinking "Kirin Lager", one of Japan's best beers. "When she drin...

Mad Cow Found In Cow Born After '97

LONDON — British officials on Friday confirmed a case of mad cow disease in an animal born after controls on feed were introduced to eradicate the illness. The cow was born May 27, 1997, almost 10 months after mammal meat and bone products were ban..
 

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