State's mad cow test goal is 5,000

IOWA - The government wants to test at least 5,000 Iowa cattle for mad cow disease in a crash program to find out whether the United States has any infected cattle. The first reported U.S. mad cow case was found last December in Washington state. The voluntary testing effort won't be easy. Industry experts say many farmers and ranchers will be hesitant to have cattle checked for fear one could test positive.

Source: Des Moines Register
calendar icon 26 April 2004
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