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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, May 02, 2007
US Promotes Importance Of International Beef-Safety Ruling
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is making a hard sell to beef-importing countries: Listen to an organization most know only by its French acronym - the OIE - and accept that mad-cow worries should be a thing of the past when buying U.S. beef....
Friday, April 27, 2007
Japan Suspects Mad Cow Disease In Bovine
TOKYO — Preliminary tests on a 6-year-old cow in western Japan indicate it may be infected with mad cow disease, a health official said Tuesday. ...
BSE In Rodents - Boost For Research
US — For the first time, a new study demonstrates that certain rodents can be directly infected with CWD and therefore serve as animal models for further study of the disease....
Thursday, April 26, 2007
WSU's BSE Surveillance Program To Continue
US - The bovine spongiform encephalopathy surveillance program at Washington State University isn't ceasing operation after all. It will continue for at least another six months and perhaps many more. ...
Monday, April 23, 2007
U.S. Beef Back In South Korea After Rejected Shipments
SOUTH KOREA - A shipment of U.S. beef landed in South Korea on Monday, the first since Seoul rejected tons of the product due to the discovery of tiny bone chips, triggering trade tensions with Washington. ...
Dutch Report Mad Cow Case
NETHERLANDS - A seven-year-old cow has tested positive for mad cow disease, the first case this year and the 83rd since 1997 in the Netherlands, the Dutch Agriculture Ministry said. ...
Friday, April 20, 2007
U.S. Beef Could Be Available To S. Korean Consumers In May: Gov't Source
SOUTH KOREA - U.S. beef may be available to South Korean consumers in May for the first time since it was banned more than three years ago, a government source said Friday. ...
Thursday, April 19, 2007
FSA Report BSE Control Breach
UK - The Meat Hygiene Service (MHS) has reported the discovery of spinal cord, which is SRM, in a forequarter of fresh beef despatched from the Republic of Ireland to an approved cutting plant in England....
Friday, April 13, 2007
U.S. Packers Mull Attempts To Re-Enter South Korean Beef Market
US - U.S. companies are seriously considering trying again to sell beef to South Korea - a country that has rejected every shipment since September 2006 - now that it has relaxed a particularly stringent regulation that scared off U.S. exporters for months,...
Thursday, April 12, 2007
GeneThera Developing Marketing Plan for Mad Cow Testing
US - GeneThera, Inc. announced today it is developing a comprehensive marketing program for its Mad Cow testing kit for use within the United States. ...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Birth Cohort Of Canadian Mad Cow Exported To U.S.
US - A heifer born from an animal in the same herd as a Canadian bull diagnosed in February with mad cow disease was exported to the United States in 2002, but a U.S. official said on Tuesday there is no evidence the animal had the brain-wasting disease. ...
Mad Cow: Is America Next?
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in March it was reducing its national Mad Cow testing and tracking programs by 90 percent. The USDA will reduce its cattle-testing level to 40,000 cattle per year down from an average of about 360,000...
S. Korea Submits Assessment On OIE's U.S. Mad Cow Risk Report
KOREA - South Korea has submitted its views on the mad cow risk assessment report that will be formally released by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in late May, the government said Tuesday....
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Call for direct cash support to boost livestock numbers
SCOTLAND - Consideration should be given to the re-introduction of direct support for suckler cows and breeding sheep, according to the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IASS). ...
Province Shows Commitment To Enhanced Feed Ban
CANADA - The Ontario Cattlemen's Association (OCA) thanks the McGuinty government for releasing funds that will help the Ontario processing sector comply with Canada's enhanced feed ban, as announced today by The Honourable Leona Dombrowsky, Minister...
Canada Traces BSE Cohorts; 1 Animal Exported To U.S.
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has traced most of the birth and feed cohorts of the mature bull born in 2000 in Alberta that tested positive for BSE earlier this year. ...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Report Reveals Illegal Cattlefeed May Still Be In Canada
CANADA - Dental analysis and DNA examination proove that cattle protein food is still in use years after it was banned. Now the CFIA move to track its origin and put an end to BSE in Canada....
USDA Extends Mad Cow Testing At WSU Veterinary College
US - The only mad cow testing laboratory in the Pacific Northwest will remain open for another six months, but officials insisted Wednesday it isn't because of increased fears of the chronic brain-wasting disease in the region. ...
RMFU Board Opposes Further Opening Border To Canadian Cattle Im
US - Meeting in Denver recently, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Board of Directors expressed strong opposition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's pending rule to expand imports of beef and live cattle from Canada. ...
Creekstone Ready To Test Its Animals
US - Creekstone Farms Premium Beef is getting ready to test all the cattle it slaughters for mad cow disease, after a U.S. district court judge ruled that the federal government does not have the authority to regulate the test, a Creekstone official said...
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
U.S. trade negotiators renew resolve to press Japan on beef
US - U.S. trade negotiators renewed their determination Monday to prod Japan to raise the age limit on cattle eligible for imports to 30 months from the currently agreed 20 months and fully reopen its market to U.S. beef imports. ...
Monday, April 02, 2007
Japan Says Science Will Determine Fate Of U.S. Beef
JAPAN - Japan Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Yoshio Kobayashi said Thursday that accurate scientific data, not pressure from Washington, should be the determining factor in whether his country decides to remove current restrictions...
Creekstone Wins Testing Case; Appeal Likely
US - Creekstone Farms Premium Beef and other meatpackers have the right to test all the animals they slaughter for mad cow disease, a federal judge ruled Thursday. ...
Friday, March 30, 2007
Judge Says U.S. Government Must Allow Private Testing For Mad Cow Disease
WASHINGTON - The federal government must allow meatpackers to test their animals for mad cow disease, a federal judge ruled Thursday. ...
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Industry To Study Cost Of Reducing Mad Cow Risk
AUSTRALIA - The meat industry is commissioning a study to investigate how much it would cost to remove all BSE-risk material from beef in the human and livestock food chains. ...
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The way to cattle import from EU is paved
EU - The minister of agriculture Eker pointed out the report of international epidemic disease office about BSE disease and gave a green light about cattle import from EU. ...
Canada blames suspect feed for latest BSE case
CANADA - Canada's ninth case of mad cow disease since 2003, announced in February, was most likely caused by suspect feed, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Monday. ...
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
New Twist In Tale Of BSE's Beginnings
U.K - The discovery that a rare brain disease in cows can mutate into BSE has given new life to the theory that mad cow disease started out in cattle, rather than crossing over from sheep. ...
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