Atypical BSE case confirmed in Alabama

Recently, a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was confirmed in Alabama. The disease was detected during a routine screening at an Alabama livestock market. The animal never entered the slaughter facility and was not a risk to the food supply or human health. The 11-year old cow died at the location, and tissue samples were sent to laboratories in Colorado and Iowa for testing. The USDA said it was the fifth case of the atypical or unusual form of the disease confirmed in the U.S.

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