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Dead cow tests positive for BSE in Hokkaido

08 March 2004

JAPAN - The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Sunday a cow from a Hokkaido farm that was slaughtered Wednesday after injuring itself had tested positive for mad cow disease, becoming the 11th case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, in Japan.      It was the first time a dead cow had been found to be infected with the disease. Source: Daily Yomiuri



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