Mad Cow Disease
The mad cow that was recently discovered through routine testing in Central California had been euthanized after it became lame and started lying down at a dairy.
A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California said the sick 5-year-old came from Tulare County, the No. 1 dairy-producing county in the nation.
The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California’s Central Valley, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation’s food supply.
A Marin County resident has died from – and another infected with – a brain disease related to what is sometimes incorrectly referred to as ‘mad cow disease.’