agency says mad cow in B.C. animal likely came from feed
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VANCOUVER, B.C. — Canada's
thirteenth case of mad cow disease was probably the result of contaminated
commercial feed, says a report by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
After a brief illness, the five-year-old Holstein cow from B.C.'s Fraser Valley was destroyed in June and
later tested positive for the disease.
The agency report says the likely source of contamination was feed the
animal would have consumed before it was a year old.
The report says while the feed supplier did not use material that would
have contaminated the animal, it did use the same facilities to make other
animal feeds which could have been the source of contamination.
Two other unnamed feed manufacturers were also mentioned in the report
as potential areas for such cross-contamination.
banned so-called ruminant feeds in 1997, preventing the use of animal
products in food for cattle, sheep and goats and extended those regulations
last year to eliminate all risk materials from animal food, pet feed and