The Department of Agriculture has identified a suspected case of BSE in County Louth

The Department of Agriculture has identified a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth. cows If confirmed it would be the first case of Mad Cow Disease in Ireland since 2013. Tests are still being carried out on a cow which was found dead on a farm – with results to be released in a week. The Department of Agriculture says it’s conducting a full investigation into all matters relating to this suspected case. It centres on a five-year-old cow found dead on a dairy farm in Co Louth. The animal wasn t presented for slaughter and did not enter the food chain. More tests are now being taken – with the results due to be released in a week’s time. If it is confirmed as a case of BSE – or Mad Cow Disease – it will be the first in Ireland since 2013. The Department of Agriculture says it’s informed the European Commission and will liaise with trading partners – amid concern about what this could mean for the recently re-opened beef market in the United States – and talks about exports to other new markets.

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