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Monday, June 27, 2005
U.S. may have concealed BSE test results
US - In his Friday announcement of the confirmation of the second case of mad cow disease in the United States, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said an experimental test run along with the second standard test in late November showed "abnormalities"...
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...
U.S. may have concealed BSE test results
US - In his Friday announcement of the confirmation of the second case of mad cow disease in the United States, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said an experimental test run along with the second standard test in late November showed "abnormalities"...
Saturday, June 25, 2005
USDA announces BSE test results and new BSE confirmatory testing protocol
WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has received final test results from The Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge, England, confirming that a sample from an animal that was blocked...
U.S. confirms second mad cow, industry defends guards
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government on Friday confirmed its second case of mad cow disease, prompting consumer groups to call for broader testing of cattle as the meat industry defended existing safeguards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it was...
U.S. confirms second mad cow, industry defends guards
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government on Friday confirmed its second case of mad cow disease, prompting consumer groups to call for broader testing of cattle as the meat industry defended existing safeguards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it was...
USDA announces BSE test results and new BSE confirmatory testing protocol
WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has received final test results from The Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge, England, confirming that a sample from an animal that was blocked...
Friday, June 24, 2005
Consumers Union Calls on USDA over BSE detection and prevention
US - Consumers Union is formally asking Agriculture Secretary Michael Johanns to require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to test all cattle over 20 months of age at slaughter and adopt the most accurate and sensitive "Western blot" test as part of...
Consumers Union Calls on USDA over BSE detection and prevention
US - Consumers Union is formally asking Agriculture Secretary Michael Johanns to require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to test all cattle over 20 months of age at slaughter and adopt the most accurate and sensitive "Western blot" test as part of...
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Economic impact of BSE still playing out
US - Two years after the North American beef industry was rocked by the arrival of BSE, the economic impact continues to play out. The discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a cow in Canada in May 2003 led the United States to shut down imports...
Economic impact of BSE still playing out
US - Two years after the North American beef industry was rocked by the arrival of BSE, the economic impact continues to play out. The discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a cow in Canada in May 2003 led the United States to shut down imports...
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Japan Cattle Update: BSE Retest Result Won't Affect Japan Beef Trade
US - Several USDA officials, including Penn, met with a visiting delegation of Japanese politicians, led by the chairman of the Diet's Agriculture Committee. Penn said visiting officials are concerned about how to convince their constituents that U.S....
New “Live” BSE Test Offers Promise
US - A new test for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, BSE, has been announced. Vacci-Test â„¢ Corporation has announced that they have created a simple test that can be run on live cattle to detect Brain Diseases (BD) such as BSE. A simple blood...
New “Live” BSE Test Offers Promise
US - A new test for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, BSE, has been announced. Vacci-Test â„¢ Corporation has announced that they have created a simple test that can be run on live cattle to detect Brain Diseases (BD) such as BSE. A simple blood...
Japan Cattle Update: BSE Retest Result Won't Affect Japan Beef Trade
US - Several USDA officials, including Penn, met with a visiting delegation of Japanese politicians, led by the chairman of the Diet's Agriculture Committee. Penn said visiting officials are concerned about how to convince their constituents that U.S....
Monday, June 20, 2005
Major loopholes in mad cow safety standards
WASHINGTON - American cattle are eating chicken litter, cattle blood and restaurant leftovers that could help transmit mad cow disease - a gap in the U.S. defense that the Bush administration promised to close nearly 18 months ago. “Once the cameras...
Mad cow DNA may offer clues to latest U.S. case
US - DNA from the brain of an aged beef animal could show why there were conflicting results from U.S. mad cow tests and if the disease arose spontaneously, a British expert told Reuters on Friday. Danny Matthews, head of the research and surveillance...
Major loopholes in mad cow safety standards
WASHINGTON - American cattle are eating chicken litter, cattle blood and restaurant leftovers that could help transmit mad cow disease - a gap in the U.S. defense that the Bush administration promised to close nearly 18 months ago. “Once the cameras...
Mad cow DNA may offer clues to latest U.S. case
US - DNA from the brain of an aged beef animal could show why there were conflicting results from U.S. mad cow tests and if the disease arose spontaneously, a British expert told Reuters on Friday. Danny Matthews, head of the research and surveillance...
Friday, June 17, 2005
Further Analysis of BSE Test Results in England, Statement By Dr. John Clifford, USDA
US - "Today, an official with USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory departed for Weybridge, England, hand-carrying samples for further testing. "USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has been consulting with officials at...
Suspect US Animal may have Rare Mad Cow Strain
US - A rare and puzzling form of mad cow disease that some believe arises spontaneously may have afflicted the US animal that tested positive for the ailment last week, a senior Agriculture Department scientist told Reuters. The USDA has sent a sample...
Battery of tests set for U.S. mad cow case
US - An animal suspected of mad cow disease will be retested by U.S. and British scientists with a variety of procedures and DNA sequencing to determine if it was infected, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Thursday. Source: Reuters...
Roundtable focuses on BSE testing, animal ID
US - The fact that not one American cow has tested positive for BSE under USDA’s enhanced surveillance program is a large plus as producers look to regain lost markets. In fact, with a majority of cattle in USDA’s “high-risk category”...
Further Analysis of BSE Test Results in England, Statement By Dr. John Clifford, USDA
US - "Today, an official with USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory departed for Weybridge, England, hand-carrying samples for further testing. "USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has been consulting with officials at...
Suspect US Animal may have Rare Mad Cow Strain
US - A rare and puzzling form of mad cow disease that some believe arises spontaneously may have afflicted the US animal that tested positive for the ailment last week, a senior Agriculture Department scientist told Reuters. The USDA has sent a sample...
Battery of tests set for U.S. mad cow case
US - An animal suspected of mad cow disease will be retested by U.S. and British scientists with a variety of procedures and DNA sequencing to determine if it was infected, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Thursday. Source: Reuters...
Roundtable focuses on BSE testing, animal ID
US - The fact that not one American cow has tested positive for BSE under USDA’s enhanced surveillance program is a large plus as producers look to regain lost markets. In fact, with a majority of cattle in USDA’s “high-risk category”...
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