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Japanese officials have confirmed that a dairy cow there has tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), better known as mad cow disease.

The cow reportedly has been slaughtered and incinerated, and officials say there is no possibility that parts of the cow will make it to market, Other cows from the farm where the dairy cow was raised have been quarantined pending confirmation of the diagnosis.

Japanese regulations call for all dead cattle 2 years or older to be tested even if the meat is not going to market. The latest case was the first found under the expanded testing system, which has been in place for more than a year.
KC's View:
Seems like this is yet another argument for expanding, exhaustive testing of US animals.