Mad Cow case in Florida will not impact Nebraska producers

September 4, 2018

LINCOLN - Nebraska beef producers should not be concerned about a single case of BSE, or Mad Cow Disease, that was reported in Florida this week.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Veterinarian Dr. Jack Shere says there are two types of BSE. One is the classic version that that can impact humans. This is not that type.

This a spontaneous generated form of BSE that occurs in cattle all over the world.

This will not put the U.S. at risk when it comes to exports. The cow was destroyed and at no time was a risk to the human food supply.

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