Canada Confirms Second Case of Mad Cow Disease

Veterinary officials said Thursday that preliminary tests had been positive for the brain-wasting mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

The United States, Canada's largest export market, announced last week that it would begin to accept imports of young, live cattle thought to be at low risk for the disease starting on March 7. American officials said Thursday that there were no plans to change that, despite the preliminary positive test.

The animal did not enter the human food or animal feed supply, and there was no risk to the public.






One farmer says to me, 'You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with;' and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.

Henry David Thoreau