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U.S. reports case of mad cow in Alabama

docta seuss

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Last Updated Mon, 13 Mar 2006 16:30:16 EST
CBC News


A cow in Alabama has tested positive for mad cow disease, officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed Monday.

The cow was found to have the disease after routine testing last week.

Further testing at a government laboratory in Iowa confirmed the findings, said John Clifford, the department's chief veterinarian.

Clifford said the cow – which appears to be at least 10 years old – spent the last year on a farm in the southern state.

Officials, however, are still working to find out where it was born and raised.

They say the cow had not entered the food supply for either people or animals.

This is the third time officials have confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the United States.

The first case was confirmed on Dec. 23, 2003, in Washington State.

DNA evidence later revealed that the cow was born in Canada, and the U.S. kept its border shut to live Canadian cattle.

It took a little more than a year for the United States to announce that it would reopen its border to live Canadian cattle younger than 30 months.

In June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the country's second known case of BSE in a Texas-born cow.
 

Ditto Much

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docta seuss said:
somehow i don't think others are like to be as assholic as them, though they deserve it.


Yes they will! Most countries have laws that ban the import of cattle from countries that have BSE, when reported normally borders fall to a defacto closed state. However it shouldn't be as harsh an effect as compared to Canada they have a small percentage that is raised for export.
 

Lurker

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Ditto Much said:
However it shouldn't be as harsh an effect as compared to Canada they have a small percentage that is raised for export.
The US Cattle industry can thank Denny's and any other all-you-can-feed / eat the 2lb steak and get it free type restaurants for the low imports yet high consumption.

Go Fatty Go!
 
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Lurker

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Hi i'm God said:
Who's taking bets they say it's our cow or at the very least fingers are pointed north? :/
oooh good one! Somehow this rogue cow made it all the way from Calgary to Alabama.

I can totally see them doing that, since that's what they've done every other time they've had ( *cough* actually reported *cough* ) a case of mad cow.
 

deafplayer

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Lurker said:
oooh good one! Somehow this rogue cow made it all the way from Calgary to Alabama.

I can totally see them doing that, since that's what they've done every other time they've had ( *cough* actually reported *cough* ) a case of mad cow.
Shit and you know what comes next... 'whos serving as the base of operations for these rogue cows? who, if not A ROGUE STATE'
goodbye Canada:(
 

atbell

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Not Canada silly.

It's Alberta that has the oil cows.

They will just occupy the province to ensure that an effective pumping monitoring administration is set up, for the protection of energy food security.

:rolleyes:
 
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