April 24 (Bloomberg) -- A case of mad cow disease has been found in a dairy cow in central California, John Clifford, the USDA’s chief veterinarian, told reporters today in a briefing in Washington.But, hey, there probably aren't any documented cases of people getting mad cow disease through milk. The hormones and antibiotics probably kill the disease anyway. Drink up!
The animal was found at a rendering facility, Clifford said. Its meat did not enter the food chain and the carcass will be destroyed, Clifford said. This is the fourth confirmed case of the brain-wasting disease in the U.S. cattle herd since the first was discovered in December 2003 in an animal that came from Canada.
UPDATE: Your USDA-factory-farm-complex at work.