The World Organization for Animal Health recently upgraded the BSE risk classifications for Canada and Ireland, with both moving from “controlled” risk to “negligible” risk. According to U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Senior Director of Export Services, Travis Arp, Canada’s upgrade could lead to regulatory relief for the U.S. beef industry.
It was announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Florida. The case was found in a 6-year-old, mixed-breed beef cow. According to a story from Stephanie Ho, U.S. surveillance systems help with speedy and effective detection of animal diseases like BSE. Tough Surveillance Helps Catch BSE in Florida
Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner, John McMillan, confirmed this week that his department has been working closely with USDA officials to address the positive test in an eleven-year old Alabama beef cow for atypical BSE. But McMillan told Southeast AgNet he’s pleased with their surveillance system.
The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has confirmed they are working with USDA officials to address a positive test for atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an eleven-year old Alabama beef cow. Hassey Brooks, ADAI deputy commissioner, says this was found through routine testing.