Kaye, Donald
May 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/15/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 10, piii
Academic Journal
The article reports that the United States plans to significantly boost its testing for mad cow disease to see whether the brain-wasting disease has taken hold in the US cattle population, the Agriculture Department (USDA) said on March 15, 2004. The USDA said it aimed to test as many adult cattle as possible that are sick, unable to walk, or have died before slaughter. Some 446,000 cattle fall under this category annually. The USDA said it also will randomly sample cattle from 40 US slaughter plants that represent 86 percent of adult cattle.


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