BSE Update — January 30, 2004

USDA's investigation into the cattle that came from Canada continues. USDA is focusing on 25 of the 81 animals born into the birth herd of the BSE-affected animal within one year (before or after) of the animal, in accordance with international guidelines. Based on normal culling practices of local dairies, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service estimated that the Agency would be able to locate approximately 11 of these animals. APHIS has definitively located 14 of these animals.
These 14 animals definitively located are part of the group of 81 that originally entered from Canada. In addition to these 14 animals of significant interest, APHIS also has located 15 other animals that entered with the group of 81 – for a total of 29 animals located. The latest animal was located Thursday, Jan. 29, at a facility in Mabton, Washington. This facility is separate from the index facility. The State has placed a hold on the facility.
At this time, 29 of the 81 animals have been located:
  • 1 of the 81 is the BSE-positive cow and was located in the Index herd in Mabton, Washington.
  • 9 of the 81 were located in the Index herd in Mabton, Washington.
  • 3 were located at a facility in Tenino, Washington.
  • 6 were located at a facility in Connell, Washington.
  • 1 was located at a facility in Quincy, Washington.
  • 3 were located at a facility in Mattawa, Washington.
  • 1 was located at a facility in Moxee, Washington.
  • 3 were located at a facility in Burley, Idaho.
  • 1 was located at a facility in Othello, Washington.
  • 1 is located a facility in Mabton, WA. The facility is separate from the index facility.



Source: USDA APHIS

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