Pregnant cow suspected of having mad cow disease

July 28, 2005, as reported by the Washington Post: A 12-year-old cow that died during labor complication is suspected of having mad cow disease the Department of Agriculture confirmed yesterday. The USDA was quick to assure the animal “poses no threat to the human food supply.”

While, initial tests have indicated the presence of the disease, a sample of the brain tissue will also be sent to England for further testing.

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