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Test confirms case of mad cow disease in Canada

Written by: Staff

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Apr 16 (Reuters) Tests have confirmed that a six-year-old dairy cow in the Canadian province of British Columbia suffered from mad cow disease, the government said today.

The pure-bred Holstein is Canada's fifth native-born case of the brain-wasting bovine spongiform encephalopathy disease, but the animal did not enter the human food chain, Canada's Food Inspection Agency said.

Officials had announced the suspected case last week.


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