Author: GWR Ag Network
|Preliminary testing conducted by the Province and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has detected a potential case of B.S.E. in a cow from the Interlake. The possible case was found
in a cross bred beef cow born well before Canada's feed ban came into effect in 1997.
No part of the animal's carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems. Samples
have been sent to the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease in Winnipeg for confirmatory testing. Final results are expected next week. As with all previous cases, the animal was identified through canada's targeted surveillance program. The C.F.I.A. has begun a preliminary examination of the animal's history. If confirmatory testing yields positive results, a full investigation will be launched.