Read the Actual Report of Expert Committee on MAD COW


Mark Thorson

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Quoting from the report:

However, it is probable that other infected animals have been imported from Canada and possibly also
from Europe. These animals have not been detected and therefore infective material has likely been
rendered, fed to cattle, and amplified within the cattle population, so that cattle in the USA have
also been indigenously infected. Therefore, animals that have not been identified from the birth
cohort of the index case do not represent significant additional risk for further propagation of BSE
within the USA. Risk materials from these unidentified infected animals must be considered when
developing policies for the prevention of human infection and infection of cattle through feed.