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Mad Cow Disease California

Mad Cow California: What Is Atypical BSE?

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Michael Greger, M.D.

It is the meat industry's responsibility to prevent sick animals from entering the food chain in the first place, by instituting a "bright line" ban on the slaughter of all downed livestock.

Mad Cow California: Stop Feeding Cows Chicken Manure

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Michael Greger, M.D.

Cattle remains are still fed to chickens and the poultry litter is fed back to cows. In this way, prions -- the infectious proteins that cause mad cow disease -- may continue to cycle back into cattle feed and complete the cow "cannibalism" circuit blamed for the spread of the disease.

PHOTOS: Best Twitter Reactions To Mad Cow In CA

Posted 04.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Tuesday afternoon, the USDA held a press briefing to confirm that a case of mad cow disease was found in a California dairy cow. The case was discover...

Most Buyers Of U.S. Beef Keep Importing After Mad Cow Case

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home

* Officials say no threat to humans, did not enter food chain * Major foreign buyers say will continue to import * Chic...

Mad Cow California: Stop Weaning Calves on Cattle Blood

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Michael Greger, M.D.

Let's hope that the newly reported case of mad cow disease in a California dairy cow will renew interest in closing the loopholes in feed regulations that continue to allow the feeding of slaughterhouse waste, blood and manure to farm animals in the United States.

Mad Cow Case Confirmed In California

Posted 06.24.2012 | Home

The USDA has confirmed that a case of mad cow disease was found in a California dairy cow. It is the fourth case of mad cow, or bovine spongiform en...