Another cow bites the dust.

But our prion-filters are coming to the rescue... check out the other post where mad cow prions are now also found in milk!

05/02/07 09h16 GMT
AFP News brief
Japan confirms 32nd mad cow case

Japan has confirmed its 32nd case of mad cow disease, extending its record as the only Asian country to have verified the brain-wasting disease in its herd.

A cow, born in August 2001 in a farm on the northern island of Hokkaido, tested positive for mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), a health ministry official said Monday.

Meat, innards and other parts of the cow will be incinerated so that they are not used as animal fodder or as food for people, the official said.

Japan last year resumed imports of US beef, which were suspended for most of the previous two and a half years due to fears over mad cow disease. The ban caused a rift between the close allies.