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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.

Monday, February 19, 2007
Canada mad cow case delays Mexico import plans
CANADA - Mexico has postponed plans to reopen its borders to dairy cattle imports from Canada after a case of mad cow disease was found in an Alberta bull last week. ...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Groeneveld expects BSE case to impact U.S. border decision
US - Alberta Agriculture Minister George Groeneveld said the discovery of the ninth case of BSE in the province is unfortunate considering the U.S. has begun the process of normalizing cattle trade with Canada....
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Scientists work on identifying variation in 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?...
Friday, February 09, 2007
USDA says Canadian mad cow case won't impact trade
US - The day after Canada detected its ninth case of mad cow disease, the United States on Thursday said beef trade with its northern neighbor would remain unaffected and promised to press ahead with a draft rule to allow older Canadian cattle into the...
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Food inspection watchdog confirms mad cow disease in mature Alberta bull
CANADA - Canada has confirmed its ninth case of mad cow disease since 2003, in an Alberta bull....
Monday, February 05, 2007
Insight: Mad cows and the UK's beef industry
UK - British beef is back on European dinner tables. Last week, the European Union lifted the ban it imposed on UK beef exports in 1996 to protect consumers against meat infected with mad cow disease (BSE). ...
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Another BSE slip hits UK meat industry
UK - A case of mistaken identity has led to another breach of the UK's bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) regulations, the country's food regulator said yesterday. ...
Canada confirms its second case of BSE
US - Canada has confirmed its second case of BSE. The affected dairy cow was born in the province of Alberta, just like the only other cases of mad cow disease discovered in North America: one in Canada in 2003 and one in the US in the same year....
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
U.S. aide bluntly describes her beef
US - The United States turned up the pressure on Korea to negotiate a settlement of a controversy over the import of U.S. beef here on Monday in Washington....
Monday, January 22, 2007
Should we still be worried about BSE?
UK - When the news first broke that 'mad cow disease' could be passed to people, some scientists predicted that tens of thousands of us could eventually die of vCJD, the human form of BSE. ...
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Identifying Variation in the U.S. Bovine Prion Gene
US - Bovine spongiform encephalopathy - BSE, or mad cow disease - is a serious threat to the U.S. beef industry....
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Company develops BSE resistant cow
IOWA - Mad Cow, or BSE, is blamed on a deformed particle called a prion so Roble says they bred a cow with no prions in its brain at all....
FDA Proposes Barring Certain Cattle Material From Medical Products As BSE Safeguard
US - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to limit the materials used in some medical products in order to keep them free of the agent thought to cause mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE. ...
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
USDA proposed to allow additional imports from BSE minimal-risk countries
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service today announced a proposal to expand the list of allowable imports from countries recognized as presenting a minimal risk of introducing bovine spongiform encephalopathy...
Monday, January 08, 2007
Gene-engineered cattle resist BSE
JAPAN - US and Japanese scientists reported on Sunday that they had used genetic engineering to produce cattle that resist mad cow disease. ...
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
BSE Announcement May Have Hurt Domestic Beef Sales
US - A USDA Economic Research service study released Friday provides evidence that the U.S. government announcement of finding cows in Washington State infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy in 2003 resulted in a dip in beef purchases. ...
Thursday, December 21, 2006
BSE testing debate heat up again
CANADA - The debate over voluntary testing of carcasses for BSE flared up again in Alberta last month and was to be thrashed out at the annual meeting of the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) before this issue arrives in your mailbox. ...
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Untested OTM heifer enters the food chain
UK - The Agency has been notified that an Over Thirty Month old (OTM) heifer has entered the human food chain without being tested for BSE. Testing of bovine animals is mandatory in those intended for human consumption that are over thirty months at slaughter....
Friday, December 08, 2006
EU bureaucracy causing problems for livestock farmers
UK - The bureaucracy of Brussels is causing problems for livestock farmers whose animals may be subject to conditions which prevent them being transported to an abattoir for slaughter. ...
Thursday, December 07, 2006
‘US Conspiracy Theory Has No Beef in It’
SOUTH KOREA - Korean government officials were caught off guard on Thursday by a conspiracy theory vented by a senior U.S. government official that some bone fragments were planted in shipments of U.S. beef sent here....
BSE case reported In Czech Republic
CZECH REPUBLIC - A new case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy has been reported in the Czech Republic, bringing the country's total to 25, an official said Monday....
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Saudi man is third US mad cow case, CDC says
US - A Saudi-born man living in Virginia has been identified as the third reported U.S. case of a human form of mad cow disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Second Shipment of U.S. Beef Rejected
SOUTH KOREA - Korea has found bone fragments in a second shipment of U.S. beef and decided to return or destroy it, only a week after it made the same decision over the ill-fated first lot of beef that arrived here when the import ban was lifted. ...
Friday, December 01, 2006
Second Czech BSE case this year confirmed
CZECH REPUBLIC - Beef production in the Czech Republic took a blow this week, after a new case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was confirmed in a herd within the country - the second outbreak of its kind this year....
Sunday, November 19, 2006
BSE inconclusive not expected to disrupt progress with Japan
US - USDA yesterday announced it had an "inconclusive" result on a rapid test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) for a cow at an undisclosed location. Tissue samples have been sent to USDA for confirmatory testing. Results of those tests are not...
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Japan Reports 30th BSE Case
JAPAN - A 5-year and 4-month-old female cow, which died last week in northern Japan, has tested positive for mad cow disease, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Monday. This is the 30th case of confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy...
BSE Infection in Slovenian Cow Officially Confirmed
SLOVENIA - The Austrian national laboratory confirmed that a cow from Slovenia which was slaughtered in Austria's Graz in late October had mad cow disease, the Slovenian Veterinary Administration (VURS) said in a press released on Monday, 6 November....
Korea Softens Standard for US Beef
KOREA - South Korea is considering allowing in U.S. beef with bones, a move that will result in its easier access to Korean markets. According to officials at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on Monday, it would not be a concession because the...
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