USDA: SUSPECTED MAD COW BORN BEFORE FEED BAN fic test results, the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week reiterated that the cow suspected of having bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, was born before the August 1997 ban on the use of ground-up cattle parts in livestock feed -- a practice halted after it was discovered to be a primary transmission route of BSE. Tissue from the animal is being examined at labs in Iowa and England. The animal in question was determined ...

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