November 19, 2020

USDA reports second inconclusive BSE test

first_img The second inconclusive test came 4 days after the first one was announced Jun 25. A USDA laboratory in Ames, Iowa, is now doing confirmatory testing of tissue samples from both cattle. Because the additional tests could rule out BSE, the agency has not disclosed where the cattle came from, where the screening tests were done, or any other details. Jun 30, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Another inconclusive result on a rapid screening test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was announced late yesterday afternoon by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). “The inconclusive result does not mean that we have found another case of BSE in this country,” said Dr. John Clifford, deputy administrator of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in a prepared statement. Repeating comments he made in announcing the previous inconclusive test, he added that screening tests are designed to be extremely sensitive and some inconclusive results are expected. “USDA remains confident in the safety of the US beef supply,” Clifford said. He said the exclusion of specified risk materials—tissues most likely to contain the BSE agent in an infected cow—from the food supply would protect the public if more cases of BSE were found. “The carcass has been accounted for and is not in the food supply,” Clifford said. The USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames is conducting the confirmatory tests, and results in the second case are expected in 4 to 7 days, Clifford said. He promised to provide more information about the animal and its origin if the test comes back positive. Clifford said the USDA would hold a technical briefing on the BSE testing program later today. The use of rapid screening tests began with the expansion of USDA’s BSE surveillance Jun 1 as a result of the discovery of a single case of BSE in Washington state last December. The agency plans to screen more than 200,000 cattle over the next 12 to 18 months to assess the existence or prevalence of BSE in US herds. BSE screening tests were conducted on 8,585 cattle in the first 4 weeks of the expanded surveillance program, according to APHIS figures.last_img read more

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Emma Russell sets all-time goals record in 5-0 win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 20, 2015 at 6:50 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TR Needing one goal to become No. 2 Syracuse’s all-time leading goal scorer, senior forward Emma Russell intercepted a Yale outlet pass and broke toward the net. She put home the 48th goal of her career to unseat Lindsey Conrad as the program’s top scorer and spearheaded SU’s (7-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) 5-0 win over Yale (2-3) on Sunday at Johnson Field.The Orange outshot the Bulldogs 36-6, including 26 shots on goal. Additionally, SU drew 26 corners.Nine minutes into the contest, Emma Lamison, a transfer from Northeastern, scored on a pass from Alma Fenne. It was Lamison’s fifth point of the weekend after scoring the game-winner over No. 11 Boston College Saturday and adding an assist in the game.Three minutes later, Zoe Wilson assisted a Roos Weers goal and the Orange headed to halftime with a 2-0 lead. It was a contrast from Syracuse’s last two games that have been headlined by second-half comebacks against ranked opponents.The Orange didn’t stop rolling in the second half as Russell scored her record-breaking goal just over a minute into the second frame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn a day when one of SU’s seniors punctuated her career with a record-breaking goal, freshman Niki Neidhart scored her first collegiate goal to pile on the Orange’s lead.Alyssa Manley converted on a penalty corner chance in the final minutes to cement the 5-0 final score.Senior goalkeeper Jess Jecko saw four shots on net and turned away each of them to record her third shutout in seven games this season.Syracuse returns to J.S. Coyne Stadium on Friday, Sept. 25 when it plays No. 4 Virginia in a conference matchup featuring two of the nation’s best. Commentslast_img read more

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