Canada confirmed its 12th case of mad-cow disease in an animal born about five years after the nation banned some feed ingredients to halt the spread of the brain-wasting illness.
The sick animal was a six-year-old dairy cow from Alberta, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said today in a statement on its Web site. Canada and the U.S. in 1997 banned the use of cattle feed containing ground-up cattle tissue, which scientists say is the way most animals contract the disease.
What can I say. Yet another case in Canada. I still keep wondering why they have this continued problem. I believe this is the 5th one that was born after the feed ban was initiated. Since the feed ban is supposed to stop this why do they keep having cases? Is the feed ban ban not working or is it being intentionally violated or accidentally violated? I would sure like to know.
The CFIA said it expects to detect ``a small number of cases'' as Canada moves toward eliminating BSE from its herds.
I find this news interesting. Yes, I would expect to find "a small number of cases'' from cattle born before the feed ban, but why do we keep seeing it from animals born after the feed ban? This is something American Cattlemen would really like to understand. I am sure no answers to that question will be forthcoming from the USDA. The meat packers don't allow such things.
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