Mad Cow Case Originates In Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/29/05

Mad Cow Case Originates In Texas

The second U.S. case of Mad Cow disease was in an animal from Texas that was killed last November.

The Associated Press quotes two government officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture planned an announcement later. The AP reports USDA officials traced the infected cow to a rendering plant for animals unfit for human consumption.

Ag authorities have said the cow was a so-called "downer" that couldn't walk. The animal was more than 8-years-old when it arrived at the plant.

Governor Rick Perry's late Wednesday issued a statement urging the public to be calm. Perry says people can have the highest confidence in the beef supply, and that he'll continue to eat red meat.

The U.S. banned using cattle parts in such feed since 1997 following an outbreak of mad cow disease in Britain. 

get more>> Web Enhanced 6/29/05
Gov. Perry Responds to Mad Cow Confirmation
Read the press release issued by the Governor Rick Perry following the confirmation that a case of Mad Cow originates in Texas.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Free Lubbock fishing event for families on Sat. April 29, 2017

    Free Lubbock fishing event for families on Sat. April 29, 2017

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:54:22 GMT
    Lubbock Lions' KidsFish event takes place on Saturday (Source: Lubbock Lions Club)Lubbock Lions' KidsFish event takes place on Saturday (Source: Lubbock Lions Club)

    A Lubbock lake is now stocked with Channel Catfish just in time for a free family-friendly fishing event hosted by the Lubbock Lions Club.  

    A Lubbock lake is now stocked with Channel Catfish just in time for a free family-friendly fishing event hosted by the Lubbock Lions Club.  

  • Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

    Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:49:56 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:49:56 GMT

    President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year.

    President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year.

  • Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

    Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:49:51 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:49:51 GMT
    President Donald Trump to become the first sitting president to address a National Rifle Association convention in more than 30 years.
    President Donald Trump to become the first sitting president to address a National Rifle Association convention in more than 30 years.
Powered by Frankly