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This page provides a summary list of both recent and past news articles related to BSE in Cattle. To read just the BSE news from a specific country click on that country's flag.

Thursday, June 18, 2009
CA$1.6 Million BSE Research Project Underway
CANADA – In an effort to address the health-related risks posed by mad cow and other prion diseases, $1.6 million in funding is being provided by PrioNet Canada in partnership with the Alberta Prion Research Institute, to enable further research into...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Canada Gives Korea Beef Deadline
CANADA - Canada has drawn the line with South Korea; reopen the border to Canadian beef or else. ...
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Alberta Surveillance Programme Lives
ALBERTA, CANADA - Despite rumors to the contrary, the Canada-Alberta BSE Surveillance Program (CABESP) is still alive and very active....
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Canada-$10 Billion BSE Law Case.
CANADA - The cattle producers of Ontario, have filed a class action law suit against the Canada government in relation the mad cow disease outbreak in 2005....
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Mad Cow in British Columbia
OTTAWA, CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a seven-year-old dairy cow from British Columbia. No part of the animal’s carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems....
Friday, November 07, 2008
13th Mad Cow Case Blames Bad Feed
OTTAWA, CANADA - An official investigation into Canada's 13th case of mad cow disease said today infected feed was most likely to blame – the same reason given in many previous cases....
Monday, September 08, 2008
Discovery Holds Promise of Live BSE Tests
CANADA - Scientists at the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) have made a discovery that could lead to the ability to perform accurate diagnostic tests on live animals for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) as...
Monday, August 18, 2008
BSE in Alberta
ALBERTA, CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a six-year-old beef cow from Alberta. No part of the animal’s carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems. ...
Friday, July 18, 2008
$7 Billion Mad Cow Scare Suit Against Canada
CANADA - A $7 billion lawsuit by cattle farmers against the Canadian government and a cattle feed firm for allegedly causing a mad cow disease infection has gotten the Supreme Court's go-signal to proceed....
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Mad Cow in Canada
OTTAWA - Yesterday the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed a new case of mad cow disease, making it the 13th since the national surveillance programme began back in 2003....
Monday, June 09, 2008
Province Compensates for Mad Cow Crisis
CANADA - Calling it the last bailout livestock farmers will see in the post-BSE industry crisis, the Alberta government unveiled a $356-million recovery plan yesterday....
Thursday, May 22, 2008
U of O Research Examines Risks of BSE
CANADA - It may be hard to believe that although bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or 'mad cow disease,' has cost the Canadian economy around $10 billion in lost trade and compensation, little is known about the disease. ...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Canadian BSE Cases Blamed on Ineffective Feed Ban
CANADA - In the mid-February cold, an Edmonton-area dairy farmer watched a thin, sickly animal struggle and finally go down. As required, the cow's head was sent for testing and a few days later, the country's 12th case of mad cow disease was confirmed. ...
Friday, April 18, 2008
Canadian Mad Cow Case an Uncommon Strain
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency was cited as saying on Wednesday that a cow discovered late last year with bovine spongiform encephalopathy was suffering from an atypical strain of the fatal illness....
Monday, December 31, 2007
BSE Continues to Alarm Cattle Industry
CANADA - Canada’s 12th indigenous case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is the latest source of alarm for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ...
Monday, September 17, 2007
Ritz Comments On USDA Minimal Risk Rule
OTTAWA – The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, today issued this statement following the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) release of its final minimal risk rule...
Friday, August 17, 2007
Prion Find Brings Insights Into Brain-Wasting
EDMONTON - Researchers have discovered a new prion protein that could bring fresh insights into how brain-wasting disease develops in animals and humans....
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Canadian Probe Of May Mad Cow Case
CANADA - Canada's 10th case of mad cow disease likely caught the deadly brain-wasting condition by eating contaminated feed, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Wednesday. ...
Monday, June 25, 2007
Class Action Seeks Compensation For Canada Beef
CANADA - The Canadian beef industry took a step closer to easing the pain of the country's BSE crisis after Quebec Superior Court Justice Richard Wagner granted authorization for a billion dollar class action suit against the Federal Government to proceed...
Monday, June 18, 2007
Mad-cow Lawsuit Allowed To Proceed
QUEBEC - A Quebec Superior Court ruling has given the go-ahead to a multibillion-dollar class-action lawsuit targeting the federal government's actions during the mad-cow crisis....
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Canada's Cattle Awarded Safer Designation For Mad Cow Protection Measures
CANADA - The world's leading health organization has stamped Canada with the second highest safety designation for mad cow protection measures. Canada's cattle industry welcomed the announcement since its beef sector has lost billions in export dollars...
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Effects Of Mad Cow Crisis Still Linger In Canada's Beef Industry, Says Census
CANADA - Cattle producer John Hrasko took no pleasure watching his herd grow over the last few years as the economics of the mad cow disease scare squeezed joy and profit from his mixed farm. ...
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Canadian Beef Reels From Tenth BSE Blow
BRITISH COLUMBIA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a mature dairy cow from British Columbia. The animal's carcass is under CFIA control, and no part of it entered the...
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Lakeside Preparing For July 12 SRM Ban
CANADA - Lakeside Packers is planning to construct an addition to their existing kill floor to bring the plant in line with nation wide feed ban conditions that will take effect July 12....
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Province Shows Commitment To Enhanced Feed Ban
CANADA - The Ontario Cattlemen's Association (OCA) thanks the McGuinty government for releasing funds that will help the Ontario processing sector comply with Canada's enhanced feed ban, as announced today by The Honourable Leona Dombrowsky, Minister...
Canada Traces BSE Cohorts; 1 Animal Exported To U.S.
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has traced most of the birth and feed cohorts of the mature bull born in 2000 in Alberta that tested positive for BSE earlier this year. ...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Report Reveals Illegal Cattlefeed May Still Be In Canada
CANADA - Dental analysis and DNA examination proove that cattle protein food is still in use years after it was banned. Now the CFIA move to track its origin and put an end to BSE in Canada....
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Canada blames suspect feed for latest BSE case
CANADA - Canada's ninth case of mad cow disease since 2003, announced in February, was most likely caused by suspect feed, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Monday. ...
 
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