Latest mad cow born 5 years after ban

Latest mad cow born 5 years after ban

Roberta Rampton

Canada’s 13th case of mad cow disease, discovered earlier this week, was born more than five years after Canada banned feed practices thought to cause the disease, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Friday.

The Holstein cow, which was tested for the disease after it died on a British Columbia farm, probably consumed a small amount of infected feed in the year after it was born in 2003, said George Luterbach, a senior veterinarian at the CFIA.

“There probably was some small level of contamination that remained within the feed system when the animal was very young,” Luterbach said in an interview.


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