BSE Update — January 29, 2004

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2004, three animals of interest were euthanized and sampled from the Othello, WA, facility. In addition to this facility, USDA has previously conducted selective depopulation activities at these facilities:
  • Sunnyside, WA (bull calf premises) - a total of 449 animals depopulated
  • Mabton, WA (index premises) - a total of 131 animals depopulated
  • Mattawa, WA - a total of 39 animals depopulated
  • Connell, WA - a total of 15 animals depopulated
  • Boardman, OR - a total of 20 animals depopulated
  • Quincy, WA - a total of 18 animals depopulated
  • Tenino, WA - a total of 4 animals depopulated
  • Moxee, WA – a total of 15 animals depopulated

Samples taken from the 20 animals depopulated in Boardman, OR, have tested negative. In addition, 185 samples from the index herd, the Mattawa, WA, herd, and the Connell, WA, herd have completed testing; results of all 185 samples were negative for BSE. The final test results for the samples taken at Quincy, WA; Tenino, WA; Moxee, WA; and Othello, WA are not yet available.

Source: USDA APHIS

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