New mad cow case in Canada

February 28, 2008

Canada has confirmed a new case of mad cow disease, in a six-year-old dairy cow from Alberta. It is the second case in two months and the 12th since the disease was first discovered in Canada in 2003.

George Luterbach, a senior veterinarian, described the cow, according to Calgary Herald, as thin and weak and with deteriorating health causing it to collapse ten days ago in its farm located in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says no part of the animal’s carcass entered the human food chain or animal feed system.The US Department of Agriculture has issued a statement saying the Canadian discovery will not affect trade between the two countries.

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