Atypical case of BSE detected in South Carolina

Atypical case of BSE detected in South Carolina

The U.S. has reported an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a beef cow approximately five years old or older at a slaughter plant in South Carolina.  The animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food supply or to human health in the U.S. The radio frequency identification tag present on the animal is associated with a herd in Tennessee.  APHIS and veterinary officials in South Carolina and Tennessee are gathering more information during this ongoing investigation.

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