Canada, US Urged to Test All Older Cattle for BSE

CANADA - Canada and the United States should consider testing all cattle over the age of 30 months for mad cow disease to ensure they find all cases of the brain-wasting disease, a French expert said on Thursday. The two countries would then have to destroy only the infective material, such as brain tissue and spinal cords, that can spread bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, said Jean-Philippe Deslys, research director for the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). That would assure consumers and export markets that the meat is safe, he added.

Source: Reuters
calendar icon 18 February 2005
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