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From: TSS ()
Subject: Mad cow scare in Warrenton 'negative' ? 04/25/2006
Date: April 29, 2006 at 6:55 pm PST

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Mad cow scare in Warrenton
By Alexandra Bogdanovic
04/25/2006


Laboratory tests on a brain sample from a sick cow discovered at a Warrenton slaughterhouse last week were negative for bovine spongioform encephalopathy, or "mad cow disease," according to a spokesman for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services.


The slaughterhouse is located behind Tom Frost Firestone and other businesses on West Shirley Avenue. Warrenton Police Chief Connie Novak said an officer was first alerted to a problem there when someone requested assistance at the facility shortly around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

"A veterinarian at the slaughterhouse requested that the animal be put down," Novak said.

Jim Rogers, a spokesman for APHIS, confirmed on Tuesday that police shot the animal after a food inspector assigned to the facility saw that it was ill and asked for it to be "condemned."

The food inspector also contacted APHIS and recommended that a brain sample be sent to a laboratory for further evaluation, Rogers said. The animal's head was removed and sent to a laboratory in Athens, Ga.

According to information provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, "all cattle slaughtered in federally inspected establishments in the United States are subject to inspection."

"Cattle that are suspect for any reason are examined by an FSIS veterinarian to determine whether the the animal is eligible for slaughter," a fact sheet provided by the agency states. "Cattle that show signs of systemic illness and disease are condemned and not allowed into the human food supply."

The brains from animals with symptoms of "neurological impairment" during inspection are submitted for "testing and analysis" by the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories, according to the agency.

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http://www.zwire.com/site/tab2.cfm?newsid=16533923&BRD=2553&PAG=461&dept_id=506066&rfi=6

Greetings,


SURE WAS a fast turn around for this negative?

WONDER if they only used IHC, as they did with the other 9,200 of the enhanced bse cover-up?

IS it normal for the police to shoot suspect mad cows for the feds?


TSS

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