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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, July 10, 2008
Govt Slaps Restriction on Meat Import
BANGLADESH - The government has imposed restrictions on the import of meat as a precautionary measure amid global concerns of mad-cow disease outbreak, officials concerned said yesterday....
Monday, July 07, 2008
BSE Fight is Not Just About Beef
US - American beef is back on the South Korean menu this week - but while cattle producers here might feel like celebrating as they throw a few steaks on the holiday barbecue here, the Koreans have more than just a bad taste for international trade. ...
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. ...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
US Bows to South Korean BSE Fears
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean president has said that Washington accepted his proposal to halt imports in the case of any BSE outbreak occurring within the United States....
FDA Strengthens Protection Against Mad Cow Disease
WASHINGTON - Closing loopholes in protections against mad cow disease, the Food and Drug Administration yesterday banned brains and other cattle parts that could carry the disease's infectious agent from use in cosmetics and dietary supplements. ...
Monday, May 12, 2008
Government Asks Court to Block Wider Testing for Mad Cow
US - The Bush administration was cited as urging a federal appeals court on Friday to stop meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease, but a skeptical judge questioned whether the government has that authority....
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, April 07, 2008
Two Die in Spain from BSE
MADRID - Two people have died in Spain from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the human form of mad cow disease, the health department at the regional Castilla-Leon government said on Monday....
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Postmortem Tests Detect More Mad Cows
UK - ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. have announced that its latest postmortem tests on cattle could vastly improve the sensitivity of detecting BSE by as much as 80-fold....
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Mad Cow Disease 'a Ticking Timebomb'
UK - Fears of a new wave of deaths caused by the human form of mad cow disease have been triggered by a type of variant CJD never seen before. ...
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. ...
Thursday, December 20, 2007
New Canadian BSE case reignites US import battle
US - A new case of BSE detected in Canada has sparked renewed calls in the US for tighter import regulations on Canadian beef....
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Pet Food May Lead to Mad Cow
US - Ranchers struggling with high hay costs and burned out ranges are being warned that feeding cattle cheap pet food could cause an outbreak of mad cow disease. ...
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Industry to Pay for BSE Controls
UK - The Government has announced plans to shift a range of costs associated with BSE control on to the industry....
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Glowing Molecule Detects Prion Diseases
SWEDEN - An international team of researchers has developed a method of identifying prion and other defective-protein diseases using a fluorescent molecule that changes colour according to the disease present....
Monday, December 03, 2007
From Mad Cow to Cash Cow
US - Russia's appetite for beef products has grown substantially and gone sharply upscale since it banned U.S. exports four years ago. ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Two BSE Untested Heifers Enter Food Chain
UK - Two untested heifers aged over thirty months have entered the food supply without being tested for BSE. However, the Food Standards Agency said as specified risk material (SRM) was removed in both cases it was unlikely that the heifers were infected...
Monday, November 12, 2007
Getting To Grips With The Risk Of Animal Proteins In Feed
EU - It is widely accepted that BSE was most likely spread in cattle because they were given feed that contained BSE-contaminated animal proteins. ...
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Groups Take Canadian Cattle To Court
US - R-CALF USA, along with 10 other plaintiffs, has filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the District Court – District of South Dakota, Northern Division (District Court) in an effort to prevent the agency decision...
Monday, October 29, 2007
Cattle Movement Across Canadian Border Expected to be Slow
US - When the U.S. border opens to Canadian cattle older than 30 months on Nov. 19, the influx of older cattle coming south will be minimal, ranchers in Alberta and Saskatchewan say. ...
Monday, October 22, 2007
Eurofins Genescan Forms Partnership With VLA In UK
UK - Concern for BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) has become a focal point of feed safety throughout the world....
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
BSE Measures Law Has Bark But No Bite
JAPAN - Meat from a cow temple, which is banned by law as a specified risk material, is suspected to have been taken out from a meat-processing center in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, but the violators will get off scot-free because the law does not provide...
Friday, October 12, 2007
R-Calf Rallies Against Canadian Cattle
WASHINGTON, D.C. – R-CALF USA recently sent a formal letter to each Member of Congress to ask that they co-sponsor and support Resolutions of Disapproval against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) plan to allow Canadian cattle over-30-months...
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Money Coming To Great Falls Mad Cow Disease Centre
US - The McLaughlin Research Institute has secured some additional funding to be used in researching degenerative brain diseases....
Friday, September 28, 2007
IFA Welcomes EU Proposal to Reduce Cost Of BSE Testing
IRELAND - IFA national Livestock Chairman John Bryan this week welcomed the proposal from the EU Commission to increase the age limit for BSE testing from 30 months to 42 months of age. He said this will remove all prime beef cattle from the €20 per...
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