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Mad Cows in Spanish Capital

09 January 2009

MADRID, SPAIN - The regional Environment ministry for Madrid has issued a statement to say that a 10-year-old cow from a farm in Galapagar diagnosed with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on 29 December, has been put down at a local slaughterhouse.

According to Think Spain, there have been six confirmed cases of the disease since 2000 in the Madrid region, the previous last being in 2004.

The news organisation has reported that as of last year, ten thousand inspections were carried out in the region, where there are around 4,800 cattle farms.

The ministry assures that measures are already in place that ensure that this last case does not constitute any kind of risk to the food chain.

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