Dutch Discover Seventh
Mad Cow/BSE Case

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A cow from a farm near Utrecht has been discovered to have mad cow disease in the seventh case of BSE in the Netherlands, the Dutch Agriculture Ministry announced late on Thursday.
The cow, named 'Geertje', will be part of a group of 61 cows that will be destroyed and their corpses burned on Friday.
Cattle born on the same farm and in the same year as Geertje will also be slaughtered and their bodies investigated, the ministry said.
The last case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the Netherlands was more than a year and a half ago. The first Dutch case occurred in March 1997.
Recent consumer panic over mad cow disease and its link to a fatal brain-wasting disease in humans led France to ban the sale of beef-on-the-bone and suspend the use of animal feed products on Tuesday.

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