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From: TSS ()
Subject: BUSH CUTS MADCOW TESTING IN USA TO 40,000 FOR 2006
Date: February 13, 2005 at 2:43 pm PST

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: BUSH CUTS MADCOW TESTING IN USA TO 40,000 FOR 2006
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 13:37:13 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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

Corralling Cow Costs

The Department of Agriculture's budget proposes testing far fewer
animals for mad-cow disease next year.

The president's budget would fund testing of 40,000 animals, a sharp
drop from the 210,000 animals tested so far under the department's
current surveillance program, which began June 1.

USDA spokesman Ed Loyd said this year's testing is part of a one-time,
widespread-surveillance program to identify the prevalence of mad-cow,
or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, following the discovery of a
BSE-infected cow in December 2003. One of the program's goals was to
determine the optimal number of animals to test in subsequent years, Mr.
Loyd said. The answer, he said, was 40,000 a year.

Overall, the Bush budget would spend $66 million to keep BSE out of the
nation's food supply. The money would go toward animal testing and
developing a national animal-identification program. The figure also
includes $7.5 million for mad-cow research, to fund a team of 15
scientists to develop improved diagnostic tests, to improve the
department's understanding of how the disease is transmitted, and
examining different strains of the disease.

The USDA will continue to test animals considered high risk, including
those older than 30 months and showing signs of neurological illness. So
far, none has tested positive for mad-cow disease.

--Sara Schaefer Muñoz

Line Items

A Look Inside the Details
Of the Budget Request
For Fiscal 2006
February 8, 2005; Page A15

http://online.wsj.com/

> Cumulative Total from June 1, 2004: 220,652


http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/issues/bse_testing/test_results.html

Greetings list members,

i sat here for 2 hrs and wrote my comments about this.
then delete them, and write them again. then delete them.
we all know about those Texas mad cowS.
we all know about the 500+ cows UPI found via FOIA.
we all know about the feed ban that is still broke in 2005.
only an idiot would believe the june 04 BSE Enhanced program.
it just does not matter anymore.
it's just not about science$$$

TSS

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