BSE Confirmed In Alberta Animal

EDMONTON – A case of mad cow disease has been confirmed in a beef cow from Alberta.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says no part of the animal’s carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems.

The agency says the disease, called bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE, was detected through a national surveillance program.

It’s the first case of BSE to be reported in Canada since 2011.

The agency says it is still trying to determine how the animal became infected.

It says Canada continues to be designated a “controlled BSE risk” country and the case should not affect beef exports.