Thursday, 26 April 2012

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy-Agriculture Department-Mad Cow Disease-California

Instant View: Mad cow disease found in California

(Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department confirmed on Tuesday that it found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, the nation's fourth, in a dairy cow in California. The USDA has begun to notify the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as well as its trading partners, but the finding should not affect U.S. beef exports, said John Clifford, the USDA's chief veterinary officer. COMMENTS: US Meat Export Federation spokesman Joe Schuele: Said they were told that U.S. ... read more..

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