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'Mad cow' disease detected in Ireland

Dublin - A single case of "mad cow disease" has been identified in the Republic of Ireland, from a dairy located in County Louth.

Overseas markets cautious of Canadian beef because of mad cow

Overseas markets are being extra cautious about Canadian beef until an investigation has been completed into the latest case of BSE, commonly called "mad cow disease." The current incident was detected on Feb. 7, and confirmed on Feb. 11 by the CFIA.

Mad cow disease found in Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed on Friday that it had found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, in a beef cow in Alberta.

'Atypical' case of mad cow disease confirmed in Norway

Authorities in Norway have confirmed the country's first ever case of mad cow disease on Thursday, but allayed the public's fears by saying the case was an isolated and atypical form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Food: EU to relax rules on animal protein in animal feed

Lost amongst the Europe-wide furore concerning the discovery of horsemeat in processed foods, on February 14 the European Union quietly announced a partial lifting of the ban on animal proteins in feedstuffs.

'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.

Groups Call for More Protection Against Infected Canadian Cattle

Led by the U.S. cattle industry advocacy group R-CALF USA, a group of 76 ranching and farm organizations want the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to tighten protections against Canadian beef infected with Mad Cow Disease.

Pathologist dies of suspected Creutzfeldt-Jakob (Mad cow) disease

A Spanish pathologist who studied Creutzfeldt-Jakob (Mad cow) disease died Saturday. His colleagues suspect he contracted the disease from exposure to infected human tissue.

Wet Summer Makes Life Difficult for Canadian Beef Farmers

Beef farmers in the Maritimes are having trouble feeding their animals because the wet weather during the summer has caused a feed shortage. They are trying an inventive tactic to soften the blow.

Mad Cow Disease Confirmed in Alberta

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

100% Testing for Mad Cow Disease? Bushies Say "no way"

The Agriculture Department tests fewer than 1 percent of slaughtered cows for the disease, which can be fatal to humans who eat tainted beef. A beef producer in the western state of Kansas, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, wants to test all of its cows.

Croc Tail Replacing Oxtail On German Tables

FRANKFURT (dpa) - BSE, or "mad cow disease", has become such a worry to many German consumers that many are forsaking their traditional beef roasts and turning to more exotic cuts of meat.In many a restaurant kitchen crocodile tail has already replaced...
 

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