Conservation & sustainability

How Serious is the Threat of Mad Cow Disease?

A video seminar held February 5, 2004 at UC Davis

On December 23, 2003 the U.S. was shocked by the news of a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or more commonly mad cow disease) found in a dairy farm in Washington state. To provide information about the implication of this event, AIC’s Daniel Sumner and José Bervejillo and Dean Cliver of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine participated in a seminar discussion sponsored by the UC Davis Institute of Governmental Affairs. Cliver reviewed the basics of the BSE and provided an assessment of human and animal health consequences. Sumner and Bervejillo assessed the economic impact of this first case of mad cow disease in the U.S. and the implications of the new federal regulations on the livestock industry.

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