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BSE Outbreak in Czech Republic

30 March 2009

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - The Czech state veterinary service said on Friday it had found a new case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow in the north of the country and it would cull around 200 related cattle.

"It was a 66 month-old cow... that was slaughtered in a slaughterhouse so it had no visible clinical symptoms. It was found during a regular check," said Josef Duben, spokesman of the State Veterinary Office.

Duben said the cow had been born on the Czech farm and they would destroy the meat. The Czechs last reported two cases of BSE in cows in 2007.

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Source: AlertNet


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