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Wednesday, September 06, 2006
AAFC: Canada's New Government Launches $1.7 Million Canadian Integrated Traceability Program
CANADA - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, today announced the Canadian Integrated Traceability Program (CITP) worth $1.7 million. This new program will accelerate the development,...
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Few concerns on latest BSE case
CANADA - Canada’s ninth, and latest case of BSE has occurred in a Charlais cross cow about eight to 10 years old. “She was bought as a five year old,” said Grant Lastiwka, a beef/forage specialist with the Alberta Agriculture Information...
Saturday, September 02, 2006
CFIA report conflicts with USDA position on BSE
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued last week the conclusive report on its epidemiological investigation of a 50-month old dairy cow diagnosed with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) on July 13, 2006, a report that revealed...
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Canada must scrutinize the feed industry
CANADA - Canada's largest market for beef, the United States, postponed plans to allow more imports of Canadian cattle over the age of 30 months in light of this country's latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) found in Alberta. It is...
Monday, August 28, 2006
Canada cow diagnosed with mad cow disease
CANADA - Canadian officials say a 50-month-old Alberta dairy cow contracted bovine spongiform encephalopathy -- or mad cow disease -- from contaminated feed. Source: Political Gateway...
No alarm bells ringing following new BSE
CANADA - Canada’s fifth case of BSE this year has been confirmed in an Alberta cow, officials said last Wednesday. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said preliminary information provided by the owner and an examination conducted by a private...
Friday, August 25, 2006
Alberta hotspot for mad cow disease, says R-CALF
ALBERTA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the detection of the country's eighth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease in an Alberta beef cow. This is Canada's fifth mad cow case this year and overall eighth...
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Mad cow disease confirmed in Alberta cow
ALBERTA - Government officials confirmed Canada's eighth case of mad-cow disease in a mature beef cow from Alberta on Wednesday. But no part of the animal's carcass has entered human or animal food chains, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said. Source:...
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Cattle numbers plunge since reopening of US border
CANADA - After swelling to a record high, Canada's cattle herd plunged by 810,000 head in the year since the American border reopened to some live bovines the first decline in herd size in seven years. Cattlemen reported 16.2 million head on their farms...
Friday, August 11, 2006
Canada completes investigation of sixth BSE case
CANADA - Canadian authorities have concluded their investigation of the sixth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), confirmed on Jul 3 in a cow from Manitoba. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in an Aug 8 announcement on the investigation,...
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
USDA eases rules on bovine imports from Canada
CANADA - The U.S. Agriculture Department proposed on Wednesday to allow imports of Canadian poultry and pork processed at plants that also handle cattle, in a sign of declining fears of mad cow disease. USDA now requires that Canadian meat products...
Monday, July 31, 2006
New BSE test being studied
CANADA - An Edmonton-based company is hoping to have a new, inexpensive test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, on the market within two years. Ron Arnold, of BSE Prion Solutions, said the urine test will be able to detect BSE, or so-called...
Friday, July 14, 2006
Seventh case of BSE confirmed by federal officials
ALBERTA - A four-year-old Alberta cow died of mad cow disease, government officials have confirmed. The Edmonton-area farm where the cow died remains under quarantine as officials investigate whether the cow had any calves. The case marks the seventh...
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Alberta Dairy Cow Having Additional BSE Testing
CANADA - Last week Canada confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. This week BSE is again popping up on the radar screen, with another potential case in Alberta. Preliminary screening testing of a 50-month old dairy cow could not rule out...
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Alberta cow might be Canada's seventh case of BSE
OTTAWA - An Alberta cow may have been stricken with Canada's seventh case of BSE, or mad cow disease. Source: Canada.com...
Monday, July 10, 2006
CFIA tightens BSE screening
CANADA - Two new initiatives have been implemented to improve the quality of the BSE surveillance program in Canada. Source: Lloydminster Meridian Booster...
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
BSE Confirmed In Manitoba Cow
CANADA - Final test results have confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a mature cross-bred beef cow from Manitoba. Source: Cfia...
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Canada Likely Dealing With Sixth Mad Cow Case
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has detected potential mad cow disease in a Manitoba cow. The reassuring news for consumers is that no part of the animal entered the food chain. The animal, a mature crossbred beef cow was born before 1997...
Mad cow cluster now identified
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has completed its investigation into the discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a Fraser Valley cow, and said vehicles used to ship and receive a variety of ingredients likely contaminated cattle...
Friday, June 30, 2006
Potential BSE Suspect Identified In Manitoba
CANADA - Preliminary screening tests conducted by the Province of Manitoba and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have detected a potential case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a mature cross-bred beef cow born well before the 1997...
Monday, June 26, 2006
Canada Strengthens Feed Controls
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is banning cattle tissues capable of transmitting bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from all animal feeds, pet foods and fertilizers. The enhancement will significantly accelerate Canada’s progress...
Friday, June 16, 2006
CFIA Completes BSE Investigation
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has concluded its investigation of the case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) confirmed on April 16, 2006, in a cow from British Columbia. Source: Cfia...
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Mad cow tests in B.C. find nothing
OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has wrapped up its investigation of animals connected to a case of mad cow disease found in B.C's Fraser Valley. Source: Calgary Sun...
Monday, May 08, 2006
NAIS cannot prevent "Mad Cow" disease
CANADA - Shortly after another "mad cow" was discovered in Alabama, there was a rash of articles in the press citing the event as convincing evidence that the USDA's National Animal Identification System should move forward as quickly as possible....
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Agency to test 19 animals from farm with BSE
Ottawa -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said 19 animals may have been eating the same feed as a cow discovered with mad-cow disease on a B.C. dairy farm. Source: The Globe and Mail...
Friday, April 21, 2006
BSE case in BC not expected to have big impact
CANADA - The discovery of a case of mad cow disease in B.C. will have no impact on Okanagan and Similkameen ranchers, say industry leaders. “I don’t think it’s going to make any difference ...” said Lynn Kusler, a retired cattle...
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
BSE Losing Sizzle, Latest Case Shows
CANADA - Mad cow disease seems to be losing its shock value, judging from the muted response to our fifth confirmed case. Beef and livestock prices barely budged when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed on the weekend that a B.C. dairy cow...
Canada Confirms Its Fifth Case of Mad-Cow Disease
CANADA - Canada confirmed its fifth case of mad-cow disease, creating more problems for a domestic beef industry that has lost billions of dollars because of the livestock illness. Tests on samples from a 6-year-old dairy cow from British Columbia confirmed...
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