Edition: United States United States Select Region
Email: Passwd: or sign up free
One News Page
One News Page United States > Health > Mad cow case in Calif. found in USDA testing
Breaking News: Gosselin: Ruff's speech, Benn's play, vault Stars to 4-2 win over Ducks
Open news article

Mad cow case in Calif. found in USDA testing

SeattlePI.com
Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Mad cow case in Calif. found in USDA testing
Associated Press
Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Updated 08:39 a.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2012

(AP) — The discovery of mad cow disease in a dead dairy cow came soon after it arrived at a non-descript building in the heart of California's dairy country. By April 19, markers indicated the cow could have bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), a disease that is fatal to cows and can cause a deadly human brain disease in people who eat tainted meat. The building where the cow was selected to be tested sends animals to a rendering plants, which process animal parts for products not going into the human food chain, such as animal food, soap, chemicals or other household products. The infected cow was identified through an Agriculture Department surveillance program that tests about 40,000 cows a year for the fatal brain disease. The mad cow cases that plagued England in the early 1990s were caused when livestock routinely were fed protein supplements that included ground cow spinal columns and brain tissue, which can harbor the disease. The Agriculture Department is sharing its lab results with international animal health officials in Canada and England who will review the test results, Clifford said. State and federal agriculture officials plan to test other cows that lived in the same feeding herd as the infected bovine, said Michael Marsh, chief executive of Western United Dairymen, who was briefed on the plan.
0
shares
Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comment
 
Source: Newsy.com - on April 23, 2012

News video: Possible Blood Stain Found in Etan Patz Search

Possible Blood Stain Found in Etan Patz Search

Authorities found a suspicious stain while searching for Patz's body in a New York basement. The FBI are testing the stain for DNA.

You Might Like


Other recent news in Health

Michigan man among 1st in U.S. to get 'BIONIC EYE'Indian-American doctor arrested for causing DEATH of two patients
COLON CANCER linked to dietary fatsAspirin Benefits Some at Risk for Colon CANCER
BOSTON MARATHON: Jean Marmoreo wins her age group againTurn Guru Teg Bahadur hospital into a model hospital: DELHI Lt Governor Najeeb Jung
Bariatric surgery can also help prevent diabetes and HEART DISEASECancer teen reaches £1m TARGET
CALIFORNIA mom, TSA settle breast milk lawsuitEbola death toll in West AFRICA rises to 147

Twitter


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2014 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
One News Page - Top Headlines RSS Feed RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Advertise  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |  One News Page on Facebook LIKE us on Facebook  One News Page on Twitter FOLLOW us on Twitter  One News Page on Google+ FIND us on Google+



Bullet: One News Page official news app for iPhone Bullet: Our news app for iPhone
-