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From: TSS (216-119-144-90.ipset24.wt.net)
Subject: Dutch Find 6th Madcow Case for '04, Destroy 26
Date: December 13, 2004 at 10:26 am PST

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Subject: Dutch Find 6th Madcow Case for '04, Destroy 26
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 10:53:16 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #####################

Dutch Find 6th Madcow Case for '04, Destroy 26

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch authorities discovered the brain-wasting
madcow disease BSE in a six-year old animal and destroyed 26 head of
cattle, 25 of them from the same farm, the Agriculture Ministry said on
Monday.

The BSE case is the sixth this year and the 77th since the outbreak in
1997 of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), a brain-wasting disease
that can spread to humans.

The cow from Bodegraven, in the center west of the country, was brought
to slaughterhouse on December 2. The following day the carcass tested
positive and further tests confirmed the finding.

Authorities are probing the animal feed, especially what the cow ate in
her younger years, to determine the origin of the BSE contamination. The
disease is thought to be triggered by contaminants in feed.

© Reuters 2004. All Rights Reserved.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=7076408

TSS

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