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mad cow disease and pigs

John Gentile yjgent at home.com
Wed May 9 18:22:51 EST 2001


As far as I've heard there has not been a single case of Mad Cow in the US
in cattle. I don't remember any discussion about pigs.

Is this fear arising from all the news reports? My guess is that the general
population sees the news and it's not made clear exactly where and who is at
risk.

-- 
John Gentile                                    Rhode Island Apple Group
yjgent at home.com                                      President
"I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities"

From: aboodconstruction at juno.net ("Abood Construction")
Organization: BIOSCI/MRC Human Genome Mapping Project Resource Centre
Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
Date: 9 May 2001 18:32:47 +0100
Subject: mad cow disease and pigs


I live in the midwest of the United States of America. We are accustomed to
buying large quantites of meat from a packing plant and filling our freezer.
I am thinking about buying a 1/2 hog. Are pigs involved in the mad cow
controversy? Thank You



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