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From: TSS ()
Subject: STATE BY STATE SCHOOLS LISTED IN DEAD STOCK DOWNER LUNCH PROGRAM
Date: March 29, 2008 at 8:03 am PST

USDA CERTIFIED DEAD STOCK DOWNER COW SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM LIST OF SCHOOLS AFFECTED STATE BY STATE (dead stock downers i.e. non-ambulatory, the most high risk for mad cow disease)


March 28, 2008, 12:10AM

FDA lists school districts that got recalled meat
Lawmakers had demanded info be released


http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/safety/Hallmark-Westland_byState.pdf

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/usda-certified-dead-stock-downer-cow.html

OBSERVATIONS AND RESULTS

A New Incidence of TME. In April of 1985, a mink rancher in Stetsonville, Wisconsin reported that many of his mink were "acting funny", and some had died. At this time, we visited the farm and found that approximately 10% of all adult mink were showing typical signs of TME: insidious onset characterized by subtle behavioral changes, loss of normal habits of cleanliness, deposition of droppings throughout the pen rather than in a single area, hyperexcitability, difficulty in chewing and swallowing, and tails arched over their _backs like squirrels. These signs were followed by progressive deterioration of neurologic function beginning with locomoior incoordination, long periods of somnolence in which the affected mink would stand motionless with its head in the corner of the cage, complete debilitation, and death. Over the next 8-10 weeks, approximately 40% of all the adult mink on the farm died from TME.

Since previous incidences of TME were associated with common or shared feeding practices, we obtained a careful history of feed ingredients used over the past 12-18 months. The rancher was a "dead stock" feeder using mostly (>95%) downer or dead dairy cattle and a few horses. Sheep had never been fed.


http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m09/tab05.pdf

TSS




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