Latest Livestock diseases News

Dutch government reports 1 case of mad cow disease on farm

Feb. 01, 2023 13:20 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A cow that died recently on a Dutch farm tested positive for mad cow disease, the government of the Netherlands announced Wednesday, in a rare case of the cattle illness that can cause a fatal brain disease in people who eat tainted beef. The farm...

No more mad cow worries, banned blood donors can give again

Nov. 20, 2022 08:01 AM EST

U.S. Army veteran Matt Schermerhorn couldn’t give blood for years because he was stationed in Europe during a deadly mad cow disease scare there. Now, he’s proud to be back in the donor’s chair. Schermerhorn, 58, is among thousands of people, including current and former...