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Thursday, June 18, 2009
CA$1.6 Million BSE Research Project Underway
CANADA – In an effort to address the health-related risks posed by mad cow and other prion diseases, $1.6 million in funding is being provided by PrioNet Canada in partnership with the Alberta Prion Research Institute, to enable further research into...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Canada Gives Korea Beef Deadline
CANADA - Canada has drawn the line with South Korea; reopen the border to Canadian beef or else. ...
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Alberta Surveillance Programme Lives
ALBERTA, CANADA - Despite rumors to the contrary, the Canada-Alberta BSE Surveillance Program (CABESP) is still alive and very active....
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Canada-$10 Billion BSE Law Case.
CANADA - The cattle producers of Ontario, have filed a class action law suit against the Canada government in relation the mad cow disease outbreak in 2005....
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Mad Cow in British Columbia
OTTAWA, CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a seven-year-old dairy cow from British Columbia. No part of the animal’s carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems....
Friday, November 07, 2008
13th Mad Cow Case Blames Bad Feed
OTTAWA, CANADA - An official investigation into Canada's 13th case of mad cow disease said today infected feed was most likely to blame – the same reason given in many previous cases....
Monday, September 08, 2008
Discovery Holds Promise of Live BSE Tests
CANADA - Scientists at the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) have made a discovery that could lead to the ability to perform accurate diagnostic tests on live animals for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) as...
Monday, August 18, 2008
BSE in Alberta
ALBERTA, CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a six-year-old beef cow from Alberta. No part of the animal’s carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems. ...
Friday, July 18, 2008
$7 Billion Mad Cow Scare Suit Against Canada
CANADA - A $7 billion lawsuit by cattle farmers against the Canadian government and a cattle feed firm for allegedly causing a mad cow disease infection has gotten the Supreme Court's go-signal to proceed....
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Mad Cow in Canada
OTTAWA - Yesterday the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed a new case of mad cow disease, making it the 13th since the national surveillance programme began back in 2003....
Monday, June 09, 2008
Province Compensates for Mad Cow Crisis
CANADA - Calling it the last bailout livestock farmers will see in the post-BSE industry crisis, the Alberta government unveiled a $356-million recovery plan yesterday....
Thursday, May 22, 2008
U of O Research Examines Risks of BSE
CANADA - It may be hard to believe that although bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or 'mad cow disease,' has cost the Canadian economy around $10 billion in lost trade and compensation, little is known about the disease. ...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Canadian BSE Cases Blamed on Ineffective Feed Ban
CANADA - In the mid-February cold, an Edmonton-area dairy farmer watched a thin, sickly animal struggle and finally go down. As required, the cow's head was sent for testing and a few days later, the country's 12th case of mad cow disease was confirmed. ...
Friday, April 18, 2008
Canadian Mad Cow Case an Uncommon Strain
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency was cited as saying on Wednesday that a cow discovered late last year with bovine spongiform encephalopathy was suffering from an atypical strain of the fatal illness....
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Canadian Feed Co. to Pay $6 million in B.S.E. Class Action
CANADA - Animal feed company Ridley Inc. has agreed to pay $6 million in a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in several mad cow class action lawsuits filed against the company and the Canadian government....
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Calgary Study Looks at Mental and Physical Health Impact of BSE on Producers
CANADA - University of Calgary researchers want to know if Canadian beef producers are suffering long-term physical and mental health problems because of the mad cow crisis. ...
Monday, December 31, 2007
BSE Continues to Alarm Cattle Industry
CANADA - Canada’s 12th indigenous case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is the latest source of alarm for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ...
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
New Case Surfaces in Alberta
CANADA - A 13-year-old beef cow from Alberta has been diagnosed with mad cow disease - the 11th case since the first diseased animal was discovered in 2003. ...
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Breeders Send Biggest Post-BSE Export Boatload
CANADA - A boatload of 2,217 Canadian purebred Angus, Holstein and Hereford cattle left for Russia Tuesday as part of Canada's biggest export of breeding stock since the discovery of BSE in Alberta in 2003. ...
Monday, September 17, 2007
Ritz Comments On USDA Minimal Risk Rule
OTTAWA – The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, today issued this statement following the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) release of its final minimal risk rule...
Friday, August 17, 2007
Prion Find Brings Insights Into Brain-Wasting
EDMONTON - Researchers have discovered a new prion protein that could bring fresh insights into how brain-wasting disease develops in animals and humans....
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Canadian Probe Of May Mad Cow Case
CANADA - Canada's 10th case of mad cow disease likely caught the deadly brain-wasting condition by eating contaminated feed, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Wednesday. ...
Monday, July 16, 2007
Canadian cattle ban pushed
PORTLAND - A U.S. ranchers group made a last-ditch legal appeal yesterday for a ban on the import of Canadian cattle. ...
Justified caution on beef by-products
CANADA - Some Canadian stockmen and slaughterhouse operators say new federal rules on what can be fed to cattle are a "bureaucratic nightmare." But the "enhanced" regulations are fully justified by the urgent national interest in keeping our $4-billion-a-year...
Friday, July 13, 2007
Canada's New Animal Feed Regulations Come into Force
CALGARY - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister responsible for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), announced that effective today, certain cattle tissues that are capable of transmitting BSE, known as...
Canada and Manitoba Commit $17.2 Million to Help Beef Industry Implement Enhanced Feed Ban
CANADA - The Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba are investing $17.2 million in the province's beef industry to help accelerate the elimination of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from Canada's cattle herds. ...
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
New BSE prevention rules pose a challenge for industry
CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Cattle carcasses hang from giant hooks on the ceiling at B.C.'s largest slaughterhouse. Rivulets of blood and bone dust trail off into drains on the cement kill-room floor. ...
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
P.E.I. cattle industry gets $3.8M to meet new mad cow rules
CANADA - The federal and P.E.I. governments will spend $3.8 million to help the Island's cattle industry comply with new guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of mad cow disease....
 
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