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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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
What Drove the Cow Mad? Lessons from a Tiny Fish
GERMANY - The scientists from Konstanz were able to show that the lack of PrP can cause clear physiological abnormalities in a living animal and the trick was to use the tiny zebrafish as a model....
Monday, March 09, 2009
FDA Increase Requirements for Disposal
US - Cattle disposal procedures will help reduce BSE but may increase price of production. ...
Friday, March 06, 2009
Mad Cow's Path to Brain Discovered
ITALY - An Italian researcher said she's figured out how the human mad cow disease travels from the stomach to the brain....
What to do with Dead Cattle?
US - A federal rule designed to prevent mad cow disease is causing uncertainty about how to dispose of dead cattle and other livestock....
Friday, February 27, 2009
Alzheimer's and Prion Proteins
YALE, US - Yale researchers have filled in a missing gap on the molecular road map of Alzheimer's disease, linking the disorder and the prion protein, which can cause mad cow disease and other maladies....
Monday, February 23, 2009
Farmers Angry Over BSE Test Charge Plans
UK - Producers have reacted angrily to plans by some meat processors to pass charges for BSE testing back down the supply chain....
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....
Friday, February 06, 2009
Charting BSE in Spain and Portugal
EU - On January 8, 2009, the Madrid Regional Environment Ministry confirmed the first case of BSE in Spain for 2009. ...
Untested Cow Enters UK Food Chain
UK - The Agency has been notified that a heifer aged two days over thirty months has entered the food supply without having been tested for BSE. ...
Thursday, February 05, 2009
UK Tests Spark Industry Standoff
UK - An extraordinary stand-off has developed between some of the larger cow-buying abattoirs and auction markets, and there appears to be no resolution in sight. ...
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
NFU Disappointment at BSE Testing Cost Decision
UK - The NFU has expressed disappointment at the decision by a number of large meat processors to inform producers they will be making a charge to cover the cost of BSE testing for cattle over 48 months of age....
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....
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Higher Age Tests Mean Savings of €8m
IRELAND - A new higher age for BSE cattle tests will deliver significant savings to farmers, Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Minister Brendan Smith declared yesterday....
Friday, January 09, 2009
Mad Cows in Spanish Capital
MADRID, SPAIN - The regional Environment ministry for Madrid has issued a statement to say that a 10-year-old cow from a farm in Galapagar diagnosed with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on 29 December, has been put down at a local slaughterhouse....
Monday, January 05, 2009
New Rule May See Illegal Dumping
NEBRASKA, US - Nebraska's state veterinarian is among those worried dead cattle could be left to rot in windbreaks or ditches because of a federal regulation intended to prevent mad cow disease....
Thursday, December 11, 2008
FSA Advises UK to Increase BSE Testing Age
UK - The Food Standards Agency today agreed to support a move to increase, from 30 months to 48 months, the age at which cattle slaughtered for human consumption are BSE tested. This decision was reached after the Board received assurances about the effectiveness...
Thursday, December 04, 2008
BSE Variant More Virulent than Classical Form
MANHATTAN, US - An atypical prion strain of mad cow disease, also called bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BS, is more virulent than the classical strain, according to a researcher who spoke Nov. 14 at Kansas State University....
Monday, December 01, 2008
New Mad Cow Rule Poses Health Dangers of its Own
US - A federal regulation aimed at preventing mad cow disease from getting into the food supply could create health risks of its own: many thousands of cattle carcasses rotting on farms, spreading germs, attracting vermin and polluting the water....
Friday, November 28, 2008
Korean Supermarkets Resume US Beef Sales
KOREA, SOUTH - Major South Korean discount retailers E-Mart, Home Plus and Lotte Mart resumed selling imported US beef on Thursday this week....
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Mad Cow Variant May be Transmissible to Humans
MANHATTAN, US - The classical form of mad cow disease and a variant manifest themselves differently, but research suggests that the variant may also be transmissible to humans, according a researcher speaking at Kansas State University....
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Seoul Searches for Answers to Canadian BSE case
SOUTH KOREA - Seoul said it will deploy inspectors to Canada to investigate what caused the country's most recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, according to South Korean media reports. ...
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 14, 2008
Confirmed Case of BSE in Meath Cow
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture is investigating an outbreak of the cattle brain disease BSE in a five-year-old dairy cow in Meath during the week....
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Real Value of Japan's One Trillion Yen BSE Tests
JAPAN - Questions about the effectiveness of Japan’s policy of testing 100 per cent of cattle for BSE were raised in a seminar hosted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
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, November 03, 2008
Brains pay in Australian BSE research
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries has doubled the money being offered for cattle and sheep brains, which are used to help prove Australia is free of mad cow disease....
Friday, October 31, 2008
Defra Consult on Rule Changes
UK - The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Welsh Assembly Government and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have today launched a joint consultation on proposals to raise the age above which cattle must be tested for BSE....
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Mexico Lifts Ban on Alberta Cattle
MEXICO - Mexico has lifted a two-month old ban on imports of breeding cattle from Alberta, imposed following the discovery of Canada's 14th case of mad cow disease in the province...
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