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Subject: Mad cow case linked to feed Canada's second case
Date: January 24, 2005 at 5:47 pm PST

Mad cow case linked to feed

POSTED AT 6:16 PM Monday, January 24

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Canada's second case of mad cow
was caused by contaminated feed.

Routine tests discovered bovine spongiform encephalopathy in an Alberta
dairy cow near Barrhead in late December.

The CFIA confirmed the cow got the disease by eating feed containing
meat and bone meal.

Officials say the feed was produced before the ban preventing
ruminant-to-ruminant feed was put in place in 1997.

Contaminated feed is also suspected in a third case of BSE.

An animal on a farm near Innisfail was found to be infected.

It was born after the feed ban and the CFIA is looking into whether
contaminated feed is also to blame in that case.

American inspectors are in Canada to look at the effectiveness of the
feed ban.

In a separate study, the CFIA is also looking into the effectiveness of
the ban.

Both reports are expected by the end of next month.


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