Latest Mad Cow Disease News

First deer with Chronic Wasting Disease diagnosed in Ohio
Saturday October 25th 2014, 3:22 AM

With deer hunting underway in Ohio, state officials are warning hunters not to eat animals that show signs of a rare disease that has found its way into the state for the first time. Chronic Wasting Disease, which is similar to mad-cow disease except that it hasn’t been shown to infect humans, was found in a deer in northeastern Ohio’s Holmes County. [News Source]

THE LOWDOWN: Froon needs bigger BRA
Friday October 24th 2014, 10:26 AM

I can’t understand it. Surely if we are beset by highly contagious diseases, Government should turn first to those with experience and expertise in such matters? We farmers deal with outbreaks of swine flu, Newcastle, mad cow and such like, swiftly and successfully. No problem. Yet with chicken gumbo knocking dog and Ebola on the horizon, Sam Poochie and the Duppy have more say than us. Sorry to ... [News Source]

Ohio warns hunters about rare deer disease
Friday October 24th 2014, 8:33 AM

State officials are warning hunters about eating animals after a rare disease has made its way into the Ohio deer population. [News Source]

Ebola plush toys are in demand but herpes is cute, too
Thursday October 23rd 2014, 2:31 PM

How can something this cute be this controversial? [News Source]

Crackdown on raw-milk machines steams fans in Europe.
Tuesday October 21st 2014, 10:00 AM

Vending machines that dispense fresh, unpasteurized milk have proliferated in Italy and throughout much of Europe in recent years. But even in Europe, where stinky cheeses, steak tartare and snails are all cheerfully scarfed down, the machines are under siege. [News Source]

Probe into 'hidden' mad cow disease
Monday October 20th 2014, 1:07 PM

Ministers are to look into funding a UK-wide investigation of "hidden" mad cow disease infection in the British population. [News Source]

Rural arts strategies: the relationship between policy and funding
Sunday October 19th 2014, 11:31 PM

The arts policy environment in Australia is an inconsistent one – both across the country and across time. [News Source]

Chronic wasting disease threatens Canadian agriculture, Alberta MLA says.
Sunday October 19th 2014, 10:00 AM

There is growing concern about the spread of chronic wasting disease in Alberta and what it could mean for Canada's agricultural industry. While mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease affect cattle and humans, chronic wasting disease affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. [News Source]

Chronic wasting disease threatens Canadian agriculture, Alberta MLA says
Saturday October 18th 2014, 3:38 PM

There is growing concern about the spread of chronic wasting disease in Alberta and what it could mean for Canada's agricultural industry. According to Alberta's Ministry of Agriculture, chronic wasting disease belongs to a family of fatal, degenerative infections diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which also includes mad cow disease — or bovine spongiform encephalopathy ... [News Source]

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 10/17/14
Saturday October 18th 2014, 2:59 AM

1:22 P.M. EDT      MR. EARNEST:  Good afternoon, everybody.  I like the light, social atmosphere in the room today.  Let’s see if we can keep that going.      Mr. Lederman, I’ll give you the first opportunity to keep that going.      Q    Thanks, Josh.  The World Health Organization this morning acknowledged kind of dropping the ball on the initial Ebola response and missing signs that they ... [News Source]