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Monday, July 11, 2005
USDA culls 29 cattle linked to mad cow animal
US - U.S. animal health officials have tracked down and culled 29 cattle linked to a 12-year-old Texas beef cow infected with mad cow disease, the Agriculture Department said Friday. Since the discovery of the nation's second case of the bovine spongiform...
USDA bungles mad cow case
US - If you've seen grim videos from the British countryside showing a cow in the final stages of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, it's a safe bet you want nothing to do with mad cow disease. The animals can't stay upright, but they continue to try....
All cows from herd with one mad cow test negative
US - Thirty-eight more cattle from a Texas ranch tested negative for mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported today. The 38 animals were from the same ranch and herd as the Texas beef cow recently confirmed to have mad cow disease....
Friday, July 08, 2005
Panama bans American beef
US - Government officials in Panama have banned the importation of U.S. beef, according to the Associated Press. The development comes after the second case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy was confirmed in the U.S. last month. Source: BrownfieldNetwork.com...
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Editorial: USDA mishandling mad cow scare
US - Incompetence and deceit are a fatal mix for a government agency trying to win public trust. So when the U.S. Department of Agriculture botched a mad cow test on an infected animal and then delayed a search for the truth, it harmed its reputation...
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Cattle markets drift lower as BSE testing progresses
US - Not one, but a half-dozen additional bovine spongiform encephalopathy tests were ordered this past week to look at brain tissue of an older cow that on June 10 retested positive. It’s the first native-born BSE case in the United States....
Monday, July 04, 2005
Mad Cow Proposals Lead to Fight
US - In the wake of confirmation that a U.S.-reared animal had mad cow disease, California cattle ranchers and grocers are battling consumer, health and labor groups over legislation aimed at allaying fears about tainted meat. One lawmaker wants to...
US officials don't expect more mad cow cases
US - After the first discovery of mad cow in the United States in 2003, some 700 head of cattle were killed as a precaution. Fears were high that Washington state's cattle market would crater. Federal government experts suggested the industry nationwide...
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Experts don't expect more cases of Mad Cow
HOUSTON - After the first discovery of mad cow in the United States in 2003, some 700 head of cattle were killed as a precaution. Fears were high that Washington state's cattle market would crater. Federal government experts suggested the industry nationwide...
Experts don't expect more cases of Mad Cow
HOUSTON - After the first discovery of mad cow in the United States in 2003, some 700 head of cattle were killed as a precaution. Fears were high that Washington state's cattle market would crater. Federal government experts suggested the industry nationwide...
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Government releases details of infected cow's last days
WASHINGTON - The Texas cow infected with mad cow disease was sold through a livestock market and taken to a slaughterhouse where it was dead on arrival, the Agriculture Department said Friday.      The cow wasn't unloaded or presented...
McKenna blasts American ranchers group
WASHINGTON - It's "hypocritical in the extreme" for a "very selfish" U.S. ranching group to keep blocking Canadian cattle when Americans now have a homegrown case of mad cow disease, Ambassador Frank McKenna said yesterday.      "The...
Government releases details of infected cow's last days
WASHINGTON - The Texas cow infected with mad cow disease was sold through a livestock market and taken to a slaughterhouse where it was dead on arrival, the Agriculture Department said Friday.      The cow wasn't unloaded or presented...
McKenna blasts American ranchers group
WASHINGTON - It's "hypocritical in the extreme" for a "very selfish" U.S. ranching group to keep blocking Canadian cattle when Americans now have a homegrown case of mad cow disease, Ambassador Frank McKenna said yesterday.      "The...
Friday, July 01, 2005
U.S. years away from mad cow trace-back system
WASHINGTON - The government is years away from fielding a system to track down herdmates of cattle diagnosed with mad cow disease, making the United States "a food safety laggard" in the eyes of a consumer group. Source: Reuters...
Federal Government Struggles to Ease Concern Over Mad Cow Disease Scares
US - Inside a UC Davis building once firebombed by animal-rights activists, Room 1271 is small and eerily normal, feeling less dramatic than you'd expect at a U.S. mad cow testing facility. Source: The Daily Review...
U.S. years away from mad cow trace-back system
WASHINGTON - The government is years away from fielding a system to track down herdmates of cattle diagnosed with mad cow disease, making the United States "a food safety laggard" in the eyes of a consumer group. Source: Reuters...
Federal Government Struggles to Ease Concern Over Mad Cow Disease Scares
US - Inside a UC Davis building once firebombed by animal-rights activists, Room 1271 is small and eerily normal, feeling less dramatic than you'd expect at a U.S. mad cow testing facility. Source: The Daily Review...
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Further Analysis of confirmed BSE, Statement By Dr. John Clifford, USDA
US - "DNA test results have confirmed that we have identified the source herd of the animal determined last week to be positive for BSE. Based on information we have received from the owner, the cow was born and raised in a herd in Texas and was approximately...
Further Analysis of confirmed BSE, Statement By Dr. John Clifford, USDA
US - "DNA test results have confirmed that we have identified the source herd of the animal determined last week to be positive for BSE. Based on information we have received from the owner, the cow was born and raised in a herd in Texas and was approximately...
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Second US BSE case prompts change in testing policy
US - The United States' second case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was confirmed last week after a series of additional tests were run on samples from a beef cow that had originally tested negative last November. Source: Cidrap...
Second US BSE case prompts change in testing policy
US - The United States' second case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was confirmed last week after a series of additional tests were run on samples from a beef cow that had originally tested negative last November. Source: Cidrap...
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
USDA Still Tracing Positive BSE Case
US - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said at a press conference Friday afternoon that while USDA is fairly certain of the herd from which the recently confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy was born, DNA testing is underway to make a...
Beef market unaffected by BSE case
US - The markets - live cattle, cattle futures and beef - on Monday essentially ignored the Friday announcement that a U.S.-born cow had tested positive for mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy. While the markets fell at the opening...
USDA Still Tracing Positive BSE Case
US - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said at a press conference Friday afternoon that while USDA is fairly certain of the herd from which the recently confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy was born, DNA testing is underway to make a...
Beef market unaffected by BSE case
US - The markets - live cattle, cattle futures and beef - on Monday essentially ignored the Friday announcement that a U.S.-born cow had tested positive for mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy. While the markets fell at the opening...
Monday, June 27, 2005
US reveals second mad-cow case
US - The United States has confirmed its second case of mad cow disease after tissue samples from a suspect animal tested positive for BSE at a lab in England. USDA secretary Mike Johanns confirmed the positive test results but assured the public and...
NFU Concerned By BSE Results
US - The National Farmers Union expressed concern regarding Friday's U.S. Department of Agriculture announcement that a cow has tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), but said that the United States still has the highest quality...
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