Alabama cow tests positive for (mad cow) disease
WASHINGTON - 'A cow in Alabama has tested positive for mad cow disease, the Agriculture Department confirmed Monday.
A routine test last week had indicated the presence of the disease. Results were confirmed by more detailed testing at a government laboratory in Ames, Iowa, said the department's chief veterinarian, John Clifford.
U.S. investigators have found two previous cases of mad cow disease. The first was in December 2003 in a Canadian-born cow in Washington state. The second was last June in a cow that was born and raised in Texas.'