Shortly after the U.S. had said it would lift the ban on Canadian cattle
imports, Canada has announced that screening tests have revealed a new
suspected case of mad cow disease. The U.S. banned Canadian cattle imports
on May 20, 2003, after mad cow disease was first found in Alberta. According
to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the ban will be lifted despite
the discovery of a new case of the fatal disease, due to the fact that
the suspect animal was born before the Canadian mad cow regulations
were implemented seven years ago. Learn