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Jul 15, 2005

Jul 15, 2005

Court lifts BSE-linked ban on Canadian cattle

(CIDRAP News) – A federal appeals court moved yesterday to reopen the US border to live Canadian cattle for the first time since bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) surfaced in Canada in 2003.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said loads of Canadian cattle may begin rolling across the border as early as Jul 18, in the wake of the ruling yesterday by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.