Dairy cow with BSE was over 10 years old

AgriNews-“This animal was presented to rendering, which means a couple of important things,” said Guy Loneragan, epidemiologist and professor of food safety and public health at Texas Tech University. “None of the animal entered the human or pet food supply, and this illustrates the surveillance system is working really well.”

The fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the U.S. was found in a 10 year and 7 month old dairy cow.

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“This animal was presented to rendering, which means a couple of important things,” said Guy Loneragan, epidemiologist and professor of food safety and public health at Texas Tech University. “None of the animal entered the human or pet food supply, and this illustrates the surveillance system is working really well.”

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