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From: TSS ()
Subject: BSE CASE CONFIRMED IN ALBERTA OTTAWA, February 26, 2008
Date: February 26, 2008 at 9:21 am PST

BSE CASE CONFIRMED IN ALBERTA OTTAWA, February 26, 2008 - The Canadian Food
Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE) in a six-year-old dairy cow from Alberta. The animal's carcass is
under CFIA control, and no part of it entered the human food or animal feed
systems.

The age and location of the infected animal are consistent with previous
cases detected in Canada This case will not affect Canada’s Controlled Risk
country status, as recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health.
This status clearly acknowledges the effectiveness of Canada’s surveillance,
risk mitigation and eradication measures. Based on science, it is not
expected that this case should impact access to any of Canada’s current
international markets for cattle and beef.

As Canada progresses toward the eradication of BSE, the periodic detection
of a small number of cases is fully expected. Canada’s BSE surveillance
program, which targets the highest risk animals and regions, continues to
benefit from very strong producer participation. At the same time, Canada’s
animal and human health safeguards prevent potentially harmful cattle
tissues from entering the human food and animal feed systems.

An epidemiological investigation directed by international guidelines is
underway to identify the animal’s herdmates at the time of birth and
potential pathways by which it might have become infected. Once completed, a
report on the investigation will be publicly released.

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For information:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Media relations: 613-228-6682

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/disemala/bseesb/ab2008/12notavie.shtml

WHEN YOU HAVE A BSE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM SUCH AS CANADA.
YOU ARE GOING TO FIND MAD COW DISEASE.

when you have a bse surveillance system such as the USA.
your are NOT going to find mad cow disease.

GREAT JOB CANADA!!! your surveillance system is working.
a far cry from USDA et al $$$

BSE BASE MAD COW TESTING TEXAS, USA, AND CANADA


http://madcowtesting.blogspot.com/


SRM SPECIFIED RISK MATERIALS

RUMINANT TO RUMINANT ANIMAL PROTEIN IN COMMERCE 2006-2007


http://madcowspontaneousnot.blogspot.com/2008/02/specified-risk-materials-srm.html


TSS




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