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A rare form of mad cow disease in Alabama

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Unusual shape of Mad cow disease It was discovered in Alabama, state officials say.

Atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy Encephalopathy It was confirmed in an 11-year-old beef cattle, according to a statement by state agricultural commissioner John McMillan. Associated Press report.

This is just the fifth case of this type Mad cow disease Confirmed in the United States, the USDA says.

Cows were not slaughtered and meat did not participate in the food chain, McMillan said.

The state said it was a “rare and spontaneous” case of the disease that could occur in older animals.
AP report.

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