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USDA: Completes BSE Tests On Healthy-Looking Cattle

06 December 2005

US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has completed mad-cow disease testing program on cattle that appeared completely healthy and found no positive cases, a USDA official said Monday. USDA's goal was to test 20,000 healthy-looking cattle, but the department stopped after 21,216 were tested. Ron DeHaven, head of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said Monday the tests were not meant to have "any statistical significance," but were solely intended to "keep the testing system honest."

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Source: CattleNetwork


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