The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed a case of mad cow disease in a mature bull in Alberta.
The agency says the animal was identified at the farm level by the national surveillance program for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, but it won't reveal where the farm is located.
The agency says no part of the carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems. An investigation will determine what the animal was fed early in its life and to identify its herdmates.
February 8, 2007