WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- A cow with obvious signs of a brain disease appeared in a slaughterhouse in upstate New York in August 1997, generating concerns about mad cow disease because it initially tested positive for the deadly disorder.
WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- On May 2, 1997, a cow showed up at a slaughter plant in Oriskany Falls, N.Y., that would spark concerns inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture as possibly being the first case of mad cow disease in the United States.
WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Scientists, consumer groups and patient-advocates have embarked upon efforts -- including petitioning members of Congress and seeking storage space at a Canadian university -- to prevent the National Institutes of Health from destroying an irreplaceable c
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Department of Agriculture officials, in the wake of the first U.S. case of mad cow disease last December, have insisted it would be unlikely to find the deadly disease in cows under 30 months of age, but a 1990 document obtained by United Press Internatio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture failed to test for mad cow disease or collect the correct portion of the brain on nearly 500 suspect cows over the past two years -- including some in categories considered most likely to be infected -- according to agen
WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- A new study suggests the mad cow disease test used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in its new surveillance program may be unreliable and could be missing cases of the deadly disorder under the majority of conditions in which it is used.
WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- The recent case of a Texas cow that displayed symptoms consistent with mad cow disease but slipped through the cracks of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's surveillance plan is not an isolated incident, an agency veterinarian and a consumer advocate tol
WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to block a private company from testing all its cattle under 30 months of age for mad cow disease runs contrary to its own records that show it has tested more than 2,000 animals in that age range, United P
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