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From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: Bush Administration May Ease 'Downer Cattle' Ban (a regime run amuck, renegades, lawlessness and there scared cows)
Date: April 15, 2005 at 1:06 pm PST

In Reply to: Bush Administration May Ease 'Downer Cattle' Ban (a regime run amuck, renegades, lawlessness and there scared cows) posted by TSS on April 15, 2005 at 12:55 pm:


>"There is a compelling argument: If you've got an animal that's
clearly under 30 months that broke a leg in transit, there is no
threat of BSE whatsoever," Johanns told reporters after addressing the
National Cattlemen's Beef Association.<

Docket No. 03-080-1 -- USDA ISSUES PROPOSED RULE TO ALLOW LIVE ANIMAL
IMPORTS FROM CANADA

snip...

the myth that cattle under 30 months of age are free from BSE/TSE is
just that, a myth,
and it's a false myth !

the youngest age of BSE case to date is 20 months old; As at: 31 May
2003 Year of onset Age youngest case (mnths) Age 2nd youngest case
(mnths) Age 2nd oldest case (yrs.mnths) Age oldest case (yrs.mnths) 1986
30 33 5.03 5.07 1987 30 31 9.09 10.00 1988 24 27 10.02 11.01(2) 1989 21
24(4) 12.00(2) 15.04 1990 24(2) 26 13.03 14.00 1991 24 26(3) 14.02 17.05
1992 20 26 15.02 16.02 1993 29 30(3) 14.10 18.10 1994 30(2) 31(2) 14.05
16.07 1995 24 32 14.09 15.05 1996 29 30 15.07 17.02 1997 37(7) 38(3)
14.09 15.01 1998 34 36 14.07 15.05 1999 39(2) 41 13.07 13.10 2000 40 42
17.08 19.09 2001 48(2) 56 14.10 14.11 2002 51 52 15.08 15.09(2) 2003 50
62 11.11 14.11

old link (dead)

http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/bse/bse-statistics/bse/yng-old.html

NEW LINK

http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/bse/statistics/bse/yng-old.html

http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/bse/index.html


The implications of the Swiss result for Britain, which has had the most
BSE, are complex. Only cattle aged 30 months or younger are eaten in
Britain, on the assumption, based on feeding trials, that cattle of that
age, even if they were infected as calves, have not yet accumulated
enough prions to be infectious. But the youngest cow to develop BSE on
record in Britain was 20 months old, showing some are fast incubators.
Models predict that 200-300 cattle under 30 months per year are infected
with BSE and enter the food chain currently in Britain. Of these 3-5
could be fast incubators and carrying detectable quantities of prion.

http://www.sare.org/htdocs/hypermail/html-home/28-html/0359.html


snip...


https://web01.aphis.usda.gov/BSEcom.nsf/0/b78ba677e2b0c12185256dd300649f9d?OpenDocument&AutoFramed


TSS





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