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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, September 20, 2007
ICSA Calls for Immediate Action to Phase Out BSE Testing
IRELAND - ICSA HAS met Minister Mary Coughlan to demand immediate action to phase out BSE testing. ...
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, August 16, 2007
Czech Vets Test 94,000 Cows For BSE, No New Case
PRAGUE - Czech vets have tested 94,000 cows for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) this year and have not found a single infected animal, the State Veterinary Administration told CTK today....
Thursday, August 09, 2007
South Korea's Suspension of US Beef Imports Concerns MCA
US - South Korea’s recent suspension of U.S. beef imports is disturbing news for cattle producers. The concern is not the lost market, but how the Cargill plant could miss such a large piece of BSE specific risk material (SRM) in a box of boneless...
Friday, July 27, 2007
Report Suggests Canada May Be Noncompliant With Minimal Risk Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a formal letter sent today, R-CALF USA has asked Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns to determine if Canada is in violation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Minimal Risk Region Rule (Final Rule) and explain to...
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. ...
Friday, June 29, 2007
COA Appeals Mad-Cow Risk Rating
TAIWAN - The Council of Agriculture (COA) has lodged an appeal after the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) classified Taiwan among nations harboring a "controlled risk" for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), rather than a "negligible risk." ...
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...
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Top-flight BSE Surveillance Keeps Borders Open for Trade
ALBERTA - The Food Safety Division’s (FSD) animal surveillance system for detecting bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Alberta cattle is helping to keep the borders open for trade with other countries, says Dr. Gerald Ollis, Alberta’s chief...
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....
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Report May Lead To Looser Beef Import Rule
JAPAN - A report due out this week likely represents an initial step toward the government relaxing its stringent conditions on beef imports from the United States. ...
Friday, June 08, 2007
Prometric Announces Positive Development For Mad Cow Disease Detection
MONTREAL – BSafE Innovations Inc. (BSafE), a joint venture company owned by ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX - PLI) and Top Meadow Farms, dedicated to veterinary applications of prion research, is delighted to announce preliminary findings from its...
Friday, June 01, 2007
BSE fears over move to relax farm feed rules
UK - Animal remains could once more be added to farm feed, raising fears of another BSE outbreak, following tests by European scientists. ...
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Swiss BSE Controls Rewarded With Lower Risk Status
UK - The Swiss beef industry was yesterday rewarded for its efforts in controlling bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), when the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reduced its status to "controlled risk" for the disease. ...
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...
Friday, May 18, 2007
UK Pressing For 30-Month Beef-On-The-Bone Limit
UK - THE UK Government has pledged to continue to ‘press hard’ for a return to a 30-month beef-on-the-bone limit, following an inconclusive report on the issue by the European Food Standards Authority. ...
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Japan: Public Should Have Say
JAPAN - In its recent interim report on the two domestically raised cows that were diagnosed with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in 2003, the health ministry's research team said it could not confirm the infectiousness of the two cows--23 months...
EFSA BSE Report ‘Too Cautious’
UK - British beef producers have hit out at a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report on BSE infectivity in specified risk material for not relaxing the rules. The key findings of the EFSA report were that the BSE epidemic in EU is on the decline. ...
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. ...
Monday, May 14, 2007
EFSA Publish Opinions On SRM's
EU - EFSA has today published an opinion on the likelihood of BSE infectivity in specified risk materials SRM)from cattle at different age groups....
Identifying Variation In U.S. Bovine Prion Gene
US - Do genes affect bovine spongiform encephalopathy - also known as BSE, or “mad cow” disease? Are some cattle more susceptible than others? ...
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Idaho County Mulls Dairy Moratorium
IDAHO - One of the state's biggest dairy counties is considering whether to put the brakes on livestock development, at least temporarily....
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....
Friday, April 27, 2007
Japan Suspects Mad Cow Disease In Bovine
TOKYO — Preliminary tests on a 6-year-old cow in western Japan indicate it may be infected with mad cow disease, a health official said Tuesday. ...
BSE In Rodents - Boost For Research
US — For the first time, a new study demonstrates that certain rodents can be directly infected with CWD and therefore serve as animal models for further study of the disease....
Thursday, April 26, 2007
WSU's BSE Surveillance Program To Continue
US - The bovine spongiform encephalopathy surveillance program at Washington State University isn't ceasing operation after all. It will continue for at least another six months and perhaps many more. ...
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