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USDA extends BSE testing in Washington

Dec 20, 2007
The only bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) testing laboratory in the Pacific Northwest will remain open for another six months, but officials insist it isn’t because of increased fears of the chronic brain-wasting disease in the region. The USDA contract for testing at Washington State University’s (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine expired March 1 as part of the agency’s efforts to scale back monitoring for BSE. USDA has extended the cont...

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