Cow exhumed for age determination

Hollis, Paul L.
April 2006
Southeast Farm Press;4/5/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the investigation being undertaken by Alabama officials on a confirmed incident of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), more commonly known as mad cow disease. An examination of the cow's exhumed remains shows that it was approximately 10 years old. Thus, it would have been born before the Food and Drug Administration implemented its 1997 feed ban. Alabama officials assured that the state's incidence of BSE is very low.


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