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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, October 29, 2012
Industry Concerned with Proposed Changes to Livestock Feeding Permits
US - Missouri Cattlemen's Association (MCA) President Lonny Duckworth penned a letter this week to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources urging the agency to reexamine the definition of discharge and the inclusion of the linear rate approach in...
Friday, October 23, 2009
Meat Industry Urges USDA to Develop Age Verification Program
US - The U.S. government should establish an age-verification Quality System Assessment (QSA) Program for Taiwan to ensure an orderly expansion to a full market opening to US beef products, according to a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Farmed Fish May Pose BSE Risk
US - University of Louisville neurologist Robert P. Friedland, M.D., questions the safety of eating farmed fish in today’s Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, adding a new worry to concerns about the nation’s food supply. ...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Findings Could Advance Understanding Of Mad Cow Disease
US - Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have gained a major insight into how the rogue protein responsible for mad cow disease and related neurological illnesses destroys healthy brain tissue....
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Packers Say No Effect from Mad Cow
US - Two US cattle and meat packer groups say the confirmation of another case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad-cow disease, in Canada late Friday will not affect the safety of US beef, but a third group disagrees and wants...
Friday, April 17, 2009
Exports Approach Pre-BSE Levels
US - The value of U.S. beef exports in 2008 reached $3.6 billion – or 94 percent of where they stood in 2003, prior to BSE found in the U.S. ...
Thursday, April 09, 2009
NCBA Criticise Feed Ban Proposals
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) have criticised a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to solicit public comments solely on delaying the implementation of a new feed ban, rather than soliciting public comment on the...
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
FDA Proposes Delay of BSE Final Rule Implementation
US - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed a delay in the implementation of the final rule entitled, "Substances Prohibited from Use in Animal Food or Feed," more commonly referred to as the 2008 BSE final rule. The rule prohibits the...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Finding Early Signs of Mad-Cow Disease
US - A comprehensive study of gene-expression changes could lead to new diagnostic tests....
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
American Feed Rules Extended 60 Days
US - The April 27 implementation deadline of BSE feed rule amendments prohibiting the use of high-risk cattle material in feed for all animal species will be extended 60 days....
Friday, March 06, 2009
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, 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 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....
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....
Monday, October 20, 2008
USMEF: Fallacy of Overreliance on Testing
US - An overreliance on meaningless testing and a lack of focus on documenting the effectiveness of steps that are making significant inroads against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) are hindering a hungry world’s access to protein, driving up...
Friday, October 10, 2008
Nanotechnology Detects Prions in Cattle
US - With funding from USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service National Research Initiative, scientists in New York created a new device that may provide a faster, easier, and more reliable way to test for mad cow disease,...
Monday, September 15, 2008
Genetic Mutation at Root of Mad Cow Disease
MANHATTAN, US - New findings about the causes of mad cow disease show that sometimes it may be genetic....
Friday, September 12, 2008
Court Rules on Use of BSE Test Kit
US - The USDA and Creekstone Farms Premium Beef of Arkansas City, Kansas, have been engaged in ongoing litigation regarding Creekstone's desire to test its own cattle for bovine spongiform encephalopathy....
Monday, September 08, 2008
Mad-cow Class Action Gets Judge's Clearance
US - A $10-billion class action lawsuit targeting the federal government for economic losses caused by a devastating outbreak of mad-cow disease in 2003 has been given a green light to proceed....
Friday, September 05, 2008
Economic Impact of BSE Responses and Regulations
US - A new report has been released which examines the economic impacts of feed-related regulatory responses to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)....
Thursday, September 04, 2008
A Sane Ruling on Mad Cow Testing
US - A Court of Appeals ruling that bars a Kansas meatpacker from testing all its animals for mad cow disease - an expensive step major meatpackers resist - sounds like yet another industry victory that sacrifices the public interest to private interests....
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
A Simple Test to Detect Nervous Tissue in Beef
US - To protect people against the human variant of mad cow disease, health experts say, it is crucial to keep central nervous system tissue of beef cattle out of the food supply. And that means controls and testing at slaughterhouses, where there is...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Alberta to End BSE Testing of Elderly Cows
US - Alberta expects to test half as many cattle for mad cow disease under a new surveillance program that stops targeting the most elderly bovines, and ones without proper documentation....
Friday, July 11, 2008
US Announces Funding for BSE Prevention Programmes
US - The Food and Drug Administration is announcing the availability of cooperative agreements funding to further enhance the infrastructure of State, territorial, and tribal animal feed safety and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) prevention programs....
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, May 13, 2008
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. ...
 
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