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From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: Canada investigates possible mad cow case CFIA source confirms
Date: January 23, 2006 at 7:21 am PST

In Reply to: Canada investigates possible mad cow case posted by TSS on January 22, 2006 at 5:42 pm:

Canada has another case of mad cow disease, CFIA source confirms


Updated at 9:57 on January 23, 2006, EST.
Cattle in Iron Springs, Alberta, Jan. 8, 2004. (CP/Jeff McIntosh)
OTTAWA (CP) - Canada has another case of mad cow disease, a source at the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed.

The agency has called a news conference in Edmonton for 9 a-m local time,
where the positive test result is expected to be confirmed.

What had been termed as "a suspicious animal" was sent to a Winnipeg lab on
the weekend for final tests.

There's no indication any part of the animal entered the human-food or
animal-feed systems.

Canada's beef and dairy cattle breeding industry has been shut out of the
United States since B-S-E was discovered in an Alberta cow in May, 2003.

The Americans did, however, reopen their border to young Canadian cattle
last July.

The mad cow crisis is estimated to have cost Canada's cattle industry more
than $7 billion.

The Canadian Press, 2006


http://www.cjad.com/content/cp_article.asp?id=/global_feeds/CanadianPress/Na
tionalNews/n012308A.htm


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060123.wcow0123/BNStory
/National/


http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/news/shownews.jsp?content=n012308
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TSS

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Subject: Canada investigates possible mad cow case


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Subject: Canada investigates possible mad cow case
Date: January 22, 2006 at 5:42 pm PST
Canada investigates possible mad cow case


www.chinaview.cn 2006-01-23 09:33:01


OTTAWA, Jan. 22 (Xinhuanet) -- Canada could be facing another case of the
deadly mad cow disease as a "suspicious sample" was under confirmatory
tests, said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on Sunday.

"We are undergoing such testing on a suspicious sample," CFIA spokesman Mark
Van Dusen was quoted as saying by the Canadian Press.

Officials should be able to confirm within 48 hours whether the animal has
mad cow disease, also called bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), Dusen
said.

However, Dusen said officials did not believe parts of the cow had entered
the human-food system, or were used to feed other animals.

The United States opened its borders to Canadian cattle in July,the first
time since May 2003, when an Albertan cow tested positive for the BSE. The
two-year ban cost the Canadian cattle industry an estimated 7 billion
Canadian dollars (about 6 billion US dollars). Enditem

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/23/content_4087455.htm


January 22, 2006 - 19:34

Federal officials looking into possible case of mad cow disease

DONALD MCKENZIE

OTTAWA (CP) - Federal agriculture inspectors are looking into the
possibility of another case of mad cow disease, a spokesman for the Canadian
Food Inspection Agency said Sunday.

"We have an ongoing testing program for BSE and that means from time to time
we undertake confirmatory tests when we come up with a suspicious sample,"
said Mark Van Dusen.


"We are undergoing such testing on a suspicious sample."

Van Dusen said the animal must go to a Winnipeg lab for final tests.
Inspectors should know within 48 hours if they have another case of bovine
spongiform encephalopathy on their hands.

He said there are no indications that any part of the animal entered the
human-food or animal-feed systems.

Canada's beef and dairy cattle breeding industry remains shut out of
American markets since BSE was discovered in an Alberta cow in May 2003.

The Americans reopened their border to young cattle last July after the
two-year ban brought on by fear of mad cow disease.

When that happened, many people believed the crisis, which has cost Canada's
cattle industry more than $7 billion, was finally over.

But Canada has a surplus of about 900,000 older-cull cattle that can't be
shipped south because of lingering concerns they may harbour a risk of BSE.

Van Dusen couldn't confirm the age of the animal currently being tested but
said it is definitely older than 30 months. Younger cattle are believed to
have a lower risk of developing BSE.

He said he is aware of rumours the animal is from Alberta.

Canadian beef recently returned to some supermarket shelves in Tokyo
following the lifting of a two-year ban on imports. Japanese officials
agreed to allow beef from North America back into the marketplace - provided
it came from animals under 21 months.

Entry into Japan is considered key to the long-term recovery plan of
Canada's battered beef industry.

Cattle officials have pinned their hopes on a growing appetite from Pacific
Rim countries to help reduce the reliance on the U.S. market, which gobbles
up the vast majority of this country's beef exports.

Japan closed its border to American beef a few days ago after inspectors
found cattle backbone in a recent shipment from the United States.

Japan first imposed a ban on U.S. beef in December 2003 after the discovery
of the first case of mad cow disease in a U.S. herd.

It recently agreed to allow a resumption of imports, but only from cows aged
20 months or younger.

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/news/shownews.jsp?content=n012227
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http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/01/22/mad-cow-060122.html

TSS

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