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Cattlemen's Capitol Concerns: Japan Trade Update; BSE Surveillance

24 February 2006

USDA's Enhanced BSE Surveillance Program continues having already tested over half million high-risk animals for BSE since June 1, 2004. As of today, the program has tested 627,769 targeted animals at highest risk for BSE and has found only one confirmed case, evidence that our safeguards are working and the prevalence of this disease in the U.S. is extremely low. Testing 268,500 animals can detect BSE at a rate of 1 in 10 million adult cattle at a 99 percent confidence level. Source: Cattlenetwork



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