BSE is confirmed in Calif. dairy cow
The USDA has confirmed a California dairy cow had bovine spongiform encephalopathy, the nation's fourth-ever case and first since 2006. Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. John Clifford said the food supply was never in danger, and the animal had an atypical case of the disease discovered via routine testing. AVMA CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven, a past APHIS administrator who was the nation's chief veterinary officer in 2003 when the first U.S. case was discovered, said the finding illustrates the success of the USDA surveillance program. USA Today
(4/25), MSNBC/The Associated Press
Pond fish present retail opportunities
Pet retailers are benefiting from increasing interest in pond fish, particularly koi and goldfish. Well-stocked stores carry different food for different seasons and carry treats such as the Koi Cookie, which the fish will nibble out of a person's hand. PetProductNews.com
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