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California Mad Cow Disease

Mad Cow California: Stop Feeding Cows Chicken Manure

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

Mad Cow California: Stop Weaning Calves on Cattle Blood

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

Amanda L. Chan

Mad Cow Disease Found In California: What Are The Risks To Humans?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living

The United States Department of Agriculture has just confirmed the country's fourth case of mad cow disease, according to news reports. The case wa...