Health Dec 29

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Infected Cow Born Before Mad Cow Rules on Feed

The first U.S. cow infected with mad cow disease was born before the United States and Canada instituted restrictions on cattle feed aimed at protecting cattle from the disease, Agriculture Department officials said Monday.

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What is mad cow disease?

Mad cow disease, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a chronic degenerative disease that attacks the central nervous system of cattle, destroying brain tissue and eventually causing dementia and death. There is no known cure.

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