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State vet likes plan to close BSE loophole

06 October 2005

US - The new federal proposal to ban cattle brains and spinal columns from feed for other animals would close a small loophole in the already solid barrier against mad cow disease, according to South Dakota state veterinarian Sam Holland. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it wants to ban the specified risk materials from ruminant animals (cattle and sheep) from feed for other animals, including chickens, pigs and pets. Currently, all parts from cattle that die on farms can be processed for feed for other animals.

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Source: Rapid City Journal


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