[Homestead] Here we go again...
lurine at softcom.net
Tue Nov 18 13:27:30 EST 2008
Gee, how convenient for the lastest push for NAIS.
----- Original Message -----
From: <Bunjov at aol.com>
> 11/17/2008 12:31:00 PM
> Cattle Update: BSE Case Confirmed In British Columbia
> OTTAWA, November 17, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
> confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a seven-year-old
> dairy cow
> from British Columbia. No part of the animal’s carcass entered the human
> food or animal feed systems.
> The animal’s birth farm has been identified, and an investigation is
> underway. The CFIA is tracing the animal's herdmates at the time of birth
> examining possible sources of infection. The age and location of the
> animal are consistent with previous cases detected in Canada.
> This case was detected through the national BSE surveillance program,
> has been highly successful in demonstrating the low level of BSE in
> The program continues to play an important role in Canada’s strategy to
> Canada remains a Controlled Risk country for BSE, as recognized by the
> Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Accordingly, this case should not
> affect exports of Canadian cattle or beef.
> Source: CFIA
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