INDEPTH: Mad Cow Disease
It's the fourth such case in Canada since the first one was discovered in Alberta in May 2003. A U.S. animal that tested positive for BSE two years ago also came from Alberta.
The food inspection agency investigated the new case after a "suspicious animal" was sent to a Winnipeg lab over the weekend for final tests.
Authorities say there is no indication the animal made it to the human-food system or was processed to make animal feed.
The discovery comes at bad time. In July, the U.S. reopened its border to young Canadian cattle after being closed for more than two years. A Japanese regulatory body also recently advised that its government begin accepting Canadian beef.
The mad cow crisis is estimated to have cost Canada's cattle industry more than $7 billion.
CBC - LInk