USDA confirms 4th mad cow case in US – TODAY Health – TODAY.com.
A couple of things trouble me about this result. We don’t know where the cow was slaughtered, so there is no way to avoid beef from the area. We also have to take it on faith that this was a random mutation, not an infectious process. The USDA tests 40, 000 cows, out of 35 million animals. That’s a testing rate of 0.0011 or 0.1%. But based on that sampling, we are all to eat normally. They’ve stopped mixing cow brains in with the animals’ food, so all issues are resolved. As I have written after looking into this, I think there is evidence of species cross-over. If that is the case, then the feed, the pens, and the farm where this occurred need to be examined for possible contamination. At least order a few more tests on that herd before assuming mutation. I think we need to acknowledge this is probably more widespread than we’d like. Have a look at my run-down of prion diseases.
- USDA confirms Mad Cow disease has been discovered in California (bazaardaily.com)
- Mad Cow Disease Found In California Dairy Cow (inquisitr.com)
- US officials confirm 4th domestic case of mad-cow disease (shortformblog.com)
- Mad Cow Disease Confirmed, But Harmless to Humans (lezgetreal.com)
- Mad cow disease confirmed in California (fox13now.com)
- First case of mad cow disease since 2006 found in a U.S. herd (pri.org)
- MAD COW DISEASE Rears Its Ugly Head in California (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- Mad cow disease confirmed in California (eatocracy.cnn.com)
- Gov’t: New case of mad cow disease in California (kansas.com)
- The system is working (ndfeedingfamilies.com)