Mad cow disease confirmed in California

The nation’s fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, sometimes referred to as mad cow disease, was found in a dairy cow in California, the US Department of Agriculturesaid Tuesday.

The animal has been euthanised and the carcass is being being held under state authority at a rendering facility in California and will be destroyed, officials said.

The carcass is at a Baker Commodities facility in Hanford, California, according to Dennis Lucky of the company — via

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