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Japan to test 1m cattle after discovery of first case of BSE

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7315.713/b (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:713
  1. Joe Lamar
  1. Tokyo

    The Japanese government has announced that it will test 1 million cattle for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after the discovery of Asia's first case of mad cow disease. The cows will be tested after they have been slaughtered for meat.

    The mass testing, along with a ban on meat and bone feed and the start of new research into Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, are designed to allay consumer concerns, which have been heightened by a blundered …

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