US Mad cow tests may increase

WASHINGTON - The government may announce as early as this week an increase in mad cow testing that could cover virtually all cattle showing any signs of the disease, a testing company official said yesterday.
The new requirement could lead to tests of 200,000 to 300,000 animals a year, said Fabio Rupp, an official of Prionics, a Swiss-based company that is one of a number of firms with tests under consideration by the Agriculture Department.

Source: AP via SeattlePI
calendar icon 10 March 2004
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