USDA confirms second case of BSE

July 2005
Southeast Farm Press;7/6/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 17, p18
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The article reports that the threat of mad cow's disease continues to vex health inspectors, tilt the beef trade industry and strain international trade relations with the Far East. The tension was heightened in recent days when the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)announced that a second case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow's disease, was confirmed after two conflicting test results. USDA Secretary Mike Johanns said the third conclusive test was conducted at a laboratory in Weybridge, England.


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