Published in Health and Medicine Week, March 8th, 2004
The announcement February 18, 2004, came a day after a U.S. House committee challenged the U.S. Agriculture Department's [USDA] claims that the cow was lame, questioning both the government's credibility in the first U.S. case of mad cow disease and the adequacy of the mad cow testing program.
The Agriculture Department has maintained the infected Holstein, which was slaughtered December 9 at Vern's Moses Lake Meat Co., was a downer, an animal too sick or weak to...
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