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Mad cow in Canada: The real issue.

As many people now know, one case of mad cow disease, or BSE, has been confirmed in Alberta in the past week.  Much of the concern about this finding is the way in which it could impact the economy due to a decrease in trade with partners within North America and Asia.  During the 2003 BSE outbreak, the Canadian Government implemented the BSE Recovery Program, which provided assistance to the cattle and beef industry in the amount of $496 million due to the income losses estimated at between $7 - $11 million a day for the industry overall.  It is for this reason that Canada’s beef regulations changed, and the nation was assigned a controlled-risk status with the World Organization for Animal Health – under which 12 outbreaks are allowed in any calendar year.

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