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Beef Industry / Mad Cow Disease / Britain #744989

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 27, 2003
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Grandview, Washington: Bill Redeker) Report that the cow in Washington state with mad cow disease came from Canada featured; details given about the cow's route till it wound up in Mabton, Washington. [USDA veterinarian Dr. Ron DeHAVEN†- says the cow came with 74 dairy cattle from Alberta.] [Canadian Food Inspection Agency Dr. Brian EVANS†- says there is no evidence yet.] [Dairy farmer/veterinarian Ernie MUNCK - comments on the identification tag for cows.] [National Cattlemen's Beef Assn. Chandler KEYS†- says we are BSE-free.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Countries banning American beef listed on screen.

(Bishampton, England: Richard Gizbert) The impact of mad cow disease on the cattle industry in Britain examined; details given about the strict testing procedures in Britain. [Bishampton dairy farmer Robert TARVER†- says the country got quite frightened about the disease.] [Former USDA veterinarian Dr. Linda DETWEILER†- explains how to deal with the public.]

Woodruff, Bob;
Redeker, Bill;
Gizbert, Richard

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