posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 03:46 PM
USDA Quarantines Third of Washington Herd
By MARK SHERMAN
Associated Press Writer
DeHaven says investigators are still searching for most of the cows that may have eaten contaminated feed.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Authorities have quarantined a third herd of Washington state cattle in a widening investigation of mad cow disease after they
located another cow from the same Canadian herd as the infected cow.
At least some cows quarantined since the discovery last month of a Holstein with the brain-wasting disease will be destroyed, either because of
possible exposure to the infection or to quell public fear, Dr. Ron DeHaven, the Agriculture Department's chief veterinarian, said Friday.
[Edited on 1-2-2004 by Svengali]