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From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: BSE Found in Dead Heifer in Croatia: Report
Date: February 16, 2006 at 3:27 pm PST

In Reply to: BSE Found in Dead Heifer in Croatia: Report posted by TSS on February 16, 2006 at 1:32 pm:

A cow peers through slats in a truck during transport. =
> Croatia's veterinary institute said first tests had shown one cow in the =
> east of the country to have contracted madcow disease, national =
> television reported.=20
> =20
> Croatian authorities said that the country's first case of madcow =
> disease was detected on a recently slaughtered cow.
> .
> "The brain samples of a five-year-old cow...were tested three =
> times in Croatia. The last test was conducted today and was positive on =
> Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy," (BSE) as well as the previous tests, =
> Agriculture Minister Petar Cobankovic told journalists.
> .
> It is the first reported case of cattle disease BSE in the Balkans =
> country.
> .
> Cobankovic stressed that the brain samples are to be sent to =
> Weybridge laboratory in Britain for the final confirmation with results =
> expected next week.
> .
> The cow which was slaughtered Monday was not previously showing =
> symptoms of the disease, which was confirmed in regular tests conducted =
> for all slaughtered cattle over 30-month-old.=20
> .
> Cobankovic refused to disclose the location of the farm before the =
> final confirmation of BSE.
> .
> The ministry ordered the farm which has eleven cattle to be sealed =
> off, as well as its desinfection. If the BSE is confirmed by test =
> results from Britain all eleven cattle will be slaughtered.
> .
> The cow which had two offsprings, was calved in Croatia, but its =
> parents were imported from Austria to the farm in the eastern part of =
> the country, according to media.=20
> .
> The case comes as bird flu tests were being carried out on some 30 =
> dead swans which have been found in the country in the past week.
> .
> After the H5N1 virus was detected in two northeastern Croatian =
> villages last October its spread was halted by strict quarantine and =
> culling measures. =97 AFP=20
>
>
> Croatian authorities said that the country's first case of madcow =
> disease was detected on a recently slaughtered cow.
> .
> "The brain samples of a five-year-old cow...were tested three =
> times in Croatia. The last test was conducted today and was positive on =
> Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy," (BSE) as well as the previous tests, =
> Agriculture Minister Petar Cobankovic told journalists.
> .
> It is the first reported case of cattle disease BSE in the Balkans =
> country.
> .
> Cobankovic stressed that the brain samples are to be sent to =
> Weybridge laboratory in Britain for the final confirmation with results =
> expected next week.
> .
> The cow which was slaughtered Monday was not previously showing =
> symptoms of the disease, which was confirmed in regular tests conducted =
> for all slaughtered cattle over 30-month-old.=20
> .
> Cobankovic refused to disclose the location of the farm before the =
> final confirmation of BSE.
> .
> The ministry ordered the farm which has eleven cattle to be sealed =
> off, as well as its desinfection. If the BSE is confirmed by test =
> results from Britain all eleven cattle will be slaughtered.
> .
> The cow which had two offsprings, was calved in Croatia, but its =
> parents were imported from Austria to the farm in the eastern part of =
> the country, according to media.=20
> .
> The case comes as bird flu tests were being carried out on some 30 =
> dead swans which have been found in the country in the past week.
> .
> After the H5N1 virus was detected in two northeastern Croatian =
> villages last October its spread was halted by strict quarantine and =
> culling measures. =97 AFP=20
> Croatian authorities said that the country's first case of madcow =
> disease was detected on a recently slaughtered cow.
> .
> "The brain samples of a five-year-old cow...were tested three =
> times in Croatia. The last test was conducted today and was positive on =
> Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy," (BSE) as well as the previous tests, =
> Agriculture Minister Petar Cobankovic told journalists.
> .
> It is the first reported case of cattle disease BSE in the Balkans =
> country.
> .
> Cobankovic stressed that the brain samples are to be sent to =
> Weybridge laboratory in Britain for the final confirmation with results =
> expected next week.
> .
> The cow which was slaughtered Monday was not previously showing =
> symptoms of the disease, which was confirmed in regular tests conducted =
> for all slaughtered cattle over 30-month-old.=20
> .
> Cobankovic refused to disclose the location of the farm before the =
> final confirmation of BSE.
> .
> The ministry ordered the farm which has eleven cattle to be sealed =
> off, as well as its desinfection. If the BSE is confirmed by test =
> results from Britain all eleven cattle will be slaughtered.
> .
> The cow which had two offsprings, was calved in Croatia, but its =
> parents were imported from Austria to the farm in the eastern part of =
> the country, according to media.=20
> .
> The case comes as bird flu tests were being carried out on some 30 =
> dead swans which have been found in the country in the past week.
> .
> After the H5N1 virus was detected in two northeastern Croatian =
> villages last October its spread was halted by strict quarantine and =
> culling measures. =97 AFP=20
> Croatian authorities said that the country's first case of madcow =
> disease was detected on a recently slaughtered cow.
> .
> "The brain samples of a five-year-old cow...were tested three =
> times in Croatia. The last test was conducted today and was positive on =
> Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy," (BSE) as well as the previous tests, =
> Agriculture Minister Petar Cobankovic told journalists.
> .
> It is the first reported case of cattle disease BSE in the Balkans =
> country.
> .
> Cobankovic stressed that the brain samples are to be sent to =
> Weybridge laboratory in Britain for the final confirmation with results =
> expected next week.
> .
> The cow which was slaughtered Monday was not previously showing =
> symptoms of the disease, which was confirmed in regular tests conducted =
> for all slaughtered cattle over 30-month-old.=20
> .
> Cobankovic refused to disclose the location of the farm before the =
> final confirmation of BSE.
> .
> The ministry ordered the farm which has eleven cattle to be sealed =
> off, as well as its desinfection. If the BSE is confirmed by test =
> results from Britain all eleven cattle will be slaughtered.
> .
> The cow which had two offsprings, was calved in Croatia, but its =
> parents were imported from Austria to the farm in the eastern part of =
> the country, according to media.=20
> .
> The case comes as bird flu tests were being carried out on some 30 =
> dead swans which have been found in the country in the past week.
> .
> After the H5N1 virus was detected in two northeastern Croatian =
> villages last October its spread was halted by strict quarantine and =
> culling measures. =97 AFP=20
>
>
>
> http://www.todayonline.com/articles/101511.asptss
> =20




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