Canada confirmed its first case of mad cow disease since 2011 on Friday,
but said the discovery should not hit a beef export sector worth C$2
billion ($1.6 billion) a year.
The news, however, helped boost U.S. cattle prices.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said no part of the animal, a
beef cow from Alberta, had reached the human food or animal feed
Mad cow disease, formally
known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a progressive, fatal
neurological disease. It is thought that the disease can be transmitted
to people from food made from cows sick with BSE.
CFIA is seeking to confirm the age of the animal, its history and how
it became infected. The investigation will focus in on the feed supplied
to this animal during the first year of its life," the agency said...Continue reading...