Anyone heard anymore about the Cow that tested inconclusive

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for BSE in the States??

So do you think we shall be getting more of these cropping up?

Here is todays report from DuPont Canada & Canadian Cattlemen's Association

2nd Daily Update for Wednesday June 30

June 30, 2004
Canadian Cattlemen's Association

This is the second daily update for Wednesday June 30. The United States Department of Agriculture has reported that the inconclusive screening test sample reported on June 25, tested negative for BSE upon confirmatory testing. On Tuesday, the USDA announced a second inconclusive result on an animal tested for BSE. Confirmatory testing is being carried out and results are expected in 4 to 7 days. As with the first inconclusive result announced last Friday the USDA has not released any details about the animal. Rapid tests used for BSE surveillance in both the U.S. and Canada may produce inconclusive results a small percentage of the time. This is why positive results from rapid tests are always followed up with a confirmatory test. With the U.S. testing over 200,000 animals this year and Canada slated to test up to 30,000 animals next year, inconclusive test results can be expected on a regular basis. While a small number of additional cases of BSE in North America may be expected, measures are in place to prevent further transmission of the disease to other cattle. Surveillance is a tool used to determine the prevalence of BSE. Measures are also in place to protect the safety of Canadian beef. This update has been brought to you by the Canadian Cattlemen's Association.
No. 0272.04

USDA Press Office (202) 720-4623

Statement By Deputy Administrator Dr. John Clifford For The Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service

June 30, 2004

"At approximately, 3:45 p.m. today, we were notified by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa that the inconclusive screening test sample reported on June 25, tested negative for BSE upon confirmatory testing.

"NVSL used the world-recognized gold-standard test for BSE, the immunohistochemistry test to confirm this finding."
Thank You I was just wondering how soon the results would be in and what they would be.
That was cow # 1 that tested negative- Cow # 2 is still being tested- Probably won't have the results of Cow # 2 for a few more days.

Futures market took another big hit today.

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