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17th case of mad cow disease confirmed in Japan

08 April 2005

JAPAN - A four-and-a-half year-old Holstein cow has been diagnosed as the 17th case of mad cow disease in Japan, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Friday. The cow had been kept in north Japan's Hokkaido region. It was born in September 2000, the year before feeding cows with meat-and-bone meals was banned due to fear of infection with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, the ministry said. Source: Xinhuanet


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