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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed an "atypical" case of bovine spongiform encephalopothy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, in an 11-year old beef cow in Alabama but emphasized that the animal never entered the slaughterhouse and "at no time presented a risk to food supply or to human health."
According to a news release from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, the sick animal was discovered during routine surveillance at an Alabama livestock market. The animal died at the market before entering the slaughter channels and samples were sent to a USDA lab in Iowa for confirmation.
The atypical or L-type BSE that was confirmed in Alabama Tuesday "generally occurs in older cattle, usually 8 years of age or greater," according to the USDA news release. "It seems to arise rarely and spontaneously in all cattle populations."
This is the fifth detection of BSE in the United States and the second in Alabama. Of the four previous U.S. cases, the first was a case of classical BSE that was imported from Canada. The rest have been atypical (H- or L-type) BSE.
originally posted by: agenda51
a reply to: Gothmog
LOL.... yeah we fund everything. Taxes are just a way to launder money. Thats not what I meant.
who lobbies for them. Who alocates the money.
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