Ottawa (AP) Canadian officials are confirming a new case of mad cow disease. It's the second such case in two months and the 12th since the disease was first discovered in canada in 2003.
The canadian food inspection agency says no part of the carcass entered the human food or animal feed chains. The cow was detected in Alberta under a national monitoring program that targets cattle most at risk for the disease.
The discovery of Canada’s first case in may 2003 caused the United States to suspend cattle imports from Canada, causing billions of dollars in losses to the canadian industry before shipments were resumed.