BSE Confirmed in Alabama

Andy Vance


In a press conference held Monday at 3 p.m. (EST), Dr. John Clifford,Chief Veterinary Officer with the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed that a Santa Gertrudis beef cow on a farm in Alabama has tested positive for BSE. An initial rapid test taken March 10th came back inconclusive, indicating the possibility that the cow might be infected. Results from a second rapid test were positive.

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