BSE Update — January 28, 2004

On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, 15 animals of interest were euthanized and sampled from the Moxee, 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

Samples taken from the 15 animals depopulated in Connell, WA have tested negative. All 170 samples from the index herd and the Mattawa herd have completed testing; results were negative for BSE. The final test results for the samples taken at Boardman, OR; Quincy, WA; Tenino, WA; and Moxee, WA are not yet available.

Source: USDA APHIS

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