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Dec 21, 2006

Dec 21, 2006

Canada reaches dead end in BSE probe

(CIDRAP News) – Government investigators were unable to determine where Canada's latest cow infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was born, making it impossible to tell how the animal was exposed to the disease or find other cows that might have been exposed, the Canadian government said this week.

Aug 25, 2006

Aug 25, 2006

Canada says feed mill error suspected in BSE case

(CIDRAP News) – A procedural error at a feed mill might have resulted in contamination of cattle feed with banned materials and caused Canada's seventh case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, the Canadian government said yesterday.

Aug 23, 2006

Aug 23, 2006

Canada finds 8th case of BSE

(CIDRAP News) – Canada has identified its eighth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, just a few weeks after the seventh case.

Aug 11, 2006

Aug 11, 2006

Canada completes investigation of sixth BSE case

(CIDRAP News) – Canadian authorities have concluded their investigation of the sixth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), confirmed on Jul 3 in a cow from Manitoba.

Aug 10, 2006

Aug 10, 2006

Canadian anthrax outbreak grows, felling 746 animals

August 10, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of anthrax that began in early July, the largest ever recorded in Saskatchewan, has now killed at least 746 farm animals in that province and neighboring Manitoba, according to Aug 9 statistics from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Jul 17, 2006

Jul 17, 2006

Anthrax in Canada kills 149 animals, infects man

(CIDRAP News) – A man is being treated for cutaneous (skin) anthrax and 36 farms are under quarantine because of livestock deaths in what has been called the largest anthrax outbreak in the history of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

The disease has killed 149 animals on the quarantined farms in northeastern Saskatchewan, according to today's update from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Jul 14, 2006

Jul 14, 2006

Canada confirms 7th BSE case; US joins probe

(CIDRAP News) – Canada yesterday confirmed its seventh case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, the second case verified this month.

Jul 12, 2006

Jul 12, 2006

USDA releases farm biosecurity guide

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a guide to helps farmers protect crops and animals from security threats.

The guide, titled "Pre-Harvest Security Guidelines and Checklist 2006," offers voluntary, practical measures to help farmers protect crops and animals from natural disasters and naturally or intentionally introduced pathogens.

Jul 10, 2006

Jul 10, 2006

Canada reports potential 7th case of BSE

(CIDRAP News) – Canadian officials announced today they are awaiting the results of confirmatory tests in what could be the country's seventh case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease.

Jul 07, 2006

Jul 07, 2006

Spain reports first avian flu case in birds

(CIDRAP News) – Spain today became the latest country to join the list of nations responding to outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza, as officials reported finding the virus in a wild bird.

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