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This page provides a summary list of both recent and past news articles related to BSE in Cattle. To read just the BSE news from a specific country click on that country's flag.

Monday, April 27, 2009
LGC Brings BSE Tests to South West England
UK - LGC, the international science-based service company, has announced the opening of its new BSE testing laboratory in Exeter, Devon. ...
Friday, April 17, 2009
Exports Approach Pre-BSE Levels
US - The value of U.S. beef exports in 2008 reached $3.6 billion – or 94 percent of where they stood in 2003, prior to BSE found in the U.S. ...
Thursday, April 09, 2009
NCBA Criticise Feed Ban Proposals
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) have criticised a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to solicit public comments solely on delaying the implementation of a new feed ban, rather than soliciting public comment on the...
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
FDA Proposes Delay of BSE Final Rule Implementation
US - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed a delay in the implementation of the final rule entitled, "Substances Prohibited from Use in Animal Food or Feed," more commonly referred to as the 2008 BSE final rule. The rule prohibits the...
Friday, April 03, 2009
Cuba Asks to Join International Mad Cow Project
CUBA - Cuba has requested to be included in a project of the Agricultural and Food Organization (FAO) that is seeking to prevent mad cow disease. ...
Monday, March 30, 2009
BSE Outbreak in Czech Republic
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....
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Finding Early Signs of Mad-Cow Disease
US - A comprehensive study of gene-expression changes could lead to new diagnostic tests....
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. ...
Friday, March 20, 2009
Korea Seeks Improved Disease Rating
SOUTH KOREA - Korea now qualifies as a controlled risk country for mad cow disease under the regulations of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Tuesday. ...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
American Feed Rules Extended 60 Days
US - The April 27 implementation deadline of BSE feed rule amendments prohibiting the use of high-risk cattle material in feed for all animal species will be extended 60 days....
Friday, March 13, 2009
HK Relaxes on Canadian Bone-in Beef
HONG KONG - The Center for Food Safety of Hong Kong (CFS) announced Monday that the processing of applications for bone-in beef import from Canada would resume with immediate effect. ...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
What Drove the Cow Mad? Lessons from a Tiny Fish
GERMANY - The scientists from Konstanz were able to show that the lack of PrP can cause clear physiological abnormalities in a living animal and the trick was to use the tiny zebrafish as a model....
Monday, March 09, 2009
FDA Increase Requirements for Disposal
US - Cattle disposal procedures will help reduce BSE but may increase price of production. ...
Friday, March 06, 2009
Mad Cow's Path to Brain Discovered
ITALY - An Italian researcher said she's figured out how the human mad cow disease travels from the stomach to the brain....
What to do with Dead Cattle?
US - A federal rule designed to prevent mad cow disease is causing uncertainty about how to dispose of dead cattle and other livestock....
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Carcass Exported Without BSE Test
UK - The Agency has been notified that the carcass of a cow aged 34 months and 16 days has been exported without having been tested for BSE. At the time the cow was slaughtered, BSE testing was mandatory for cattle slaughtered for welfare reasons at...
Friday, February 27, 2009
Alzheimer's and Prion Proteins
YALE, US - Yale researchers have filled in a missing gap on the molecular road map of Alzheimer's disease, linking the disorder and the prion protein, which can cause mad cow disease and other maladies....
Monday, February 23, 2009
Farmers Angry Over BSE Test Charge Plans
UK - Producers have reacted angrily to plans by some meat processors to pass charges for BSE testing back down the supply chain....
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....
Friday, February 06, 2009
Charting BSE in Spain and Portugal
EU - On January 8, 2009, the Madrid Regional Environment Ministry confirmed the first case of BSE in Spain for 2009. ...
Untested Cow Enters UK Food Chain
UK - The Agency has been notified that a heifer aged two days over thirty months has entered the food supply without having been tested for BSE. ...
Thursday, February 05, 2009
UK Tests Spark Industry Standoff
UK - An extraordinary stand-off has developed between some of the larger cow-buying abattoirs and auction markets, and there appears to be no resolution in sight. ...
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
NFU Disappointment at BSE Testing Cost Decision
UK - The NFU has expressed disappointment at the decision by a number of large meat processors to inform producers they will be making a charge to cover the cost of BSE testing for cattle over 48 months of age....
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....
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Higher Age Tests Mean Savings of €8m
IRELAND - A new higher age for BSE cattle tests will deliver significant savings to farmers, Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Minister Brendan Smith declared yesterday....
Friday, January 09, 2009
Mad Cows in Spanish Capital
MADRID, SPAIN - The regional Environment ministry for Madrid has issued a statement to say that a 10-year-old cow from a farm in Galapagar diagnosed with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on 29 December, has been put down at a local slaughterhouse....
Monday, January 05, 2009
New Rule May See Illegal Dumping
NEBRASKA, US - Nebraska's state veterinarian is among those worried dead cattle could be left to rot in windbreaks or ditches because of a federal regulation intended to prevent mad cow disease....
Thursday, December 11, 2008
FSA Advises UK to Increase BSE Testing Age
UK - The Food Standards Agency today agreed to support a move to increase, from 30 months to 48 months, the age at which cattle slaughtered for human consumption are BSE tested. This decision was reached after the Board received assurances about the effectiveness...
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