Fallout from mad cow scare hopefully short-lived

Cline, Harry
April 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/27/2012, p8
The article reports that bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was found in a dead dairy cow in a rendering plant in California. According to the author, there are 1.8 million dairy cows in the state and finding that one cow with BSE means that the animal health monitoring system of the country is working. He states that the most common way cattle can get infected by BSE or mad cow disease is through contaminated feed. He adds that this was how British herds were devastated in the 1990s.


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