Mad-cow disease found in Central California dairy cow

The United States Department of Agriculture confirmed today that the nation's fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), sometimes referred to as "mad cow disease" was found in a dairy cow in California.

The Agriculture Department says a new case of mad cow disease has surfaced in a dairy cow in California.

By Peggy Peck, Executive Editor, MedPage Today The US Department of Agriculture has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as "mad cow" disease, in a dairy cow from central California. John Clifford, DVM, USDA chief veterinary

The carcass of a dairy cow with mad cow disease is being held at a processing facility near Hanford, company officials confirmed this afternoon. The cow was taken from an undisclosed dairy in central California to the Baker Commodities transfer station

And now the country's fourth case of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), since 2003. Judging by the steep slump in cattle prices on talk of a possible outbreak even before the US Department of Agriculture's official announcement