Suspected Mad Cow Case
Found In Israeli Herd

By David Bender

Officials from the Agriculture Ministry's Veterinary Service have come upon a possible case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (Mad Cow disease) in a cattle herd on a kibbutz in the Golan Heights.
A 10-year-old cow in the kibbutz's herd contracted symptoms resembling rabies several days ago, and then died.
If confirmed, this would be the first case of the disease, which is lethal to livestock, appearing in Israel.
Brain samples have been sent to an international laboratory for dissection and confirmation of the possibility of BSE.
The disease has spread throughout cattle herds in Great Britain, Europe and other locations worldwide in the last two years.


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