August 2005 Issue
USDA Bungles I.D. of First
U.S.-Born Mad Cow
In late June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed that a cow raised in Texas tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease. This is the second confirmed case in the U.S., but the first U.S.-bred cow infected with BSE.
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