Monday, March 13, 2006

Mad Cow disease found in Alabama

AllAroundPhilly: The Administration prepares to cut back testing, as another case of Mad Cow is discovered:
"The Agriculture Department has been considering when to scale back its higher level of testing for mad cow disease. After the first case of BSE, testing was increased from about 55 to 1,000 daily. As of Monday, 652,697 of the nation's estimated 95 million head of cattle had been tested.

The department hasn't decided how many animals to test once surveillance is scaled back but will follow international guidelines, Clifford said."

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