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A New Case of Mad Cow Would Not Change Missouri Cattle Inspections

November 18, 2004
By: Travis Thompson
State Capital Bureau

Despite a possible new case of Mad Cow Disease, not all Missouri cattle are tested for the disease and state lawmakers say they will not change the testing process.

Travis Thompson has more from the state Capital.

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Not all Missouri cattle are tested for Mad Cow Disease, and Missouri lawmakers say that's how it should be.

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman David Klindt.

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Contents: "It would be one of those things you wouldn't want to do. There is just no need to test all the animals."

Right now, only cattle that are old or show signs of the disease are tested.

From the state Capital, I'm Travis Thompson.

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State lawmakers say they will not change the testing process for Mad Cow despite a possible new case of the disease.

Travis Thompson has more from the state Capital.

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Not all Missouri cattle are tested for Mad Cow Disease.

State lawmakers say they won't change the testing process even if there is a new case.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Peter Myers.

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Contents: "We won't do much except recommend the U-S-D-A continue their surveillance and inspections because we don't have authority over the nation."

Right now, only cattle that are old or show signs of the disease are tested.

From the state Capital, I'm Travis Thompson.

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A new case of Mad Cow would not change inspections for the disease in Missouri.

Travis Thompson has more from the state Capital.

Story:
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

Not all Missouri cattle are tested for Mad Cow Disease.

Two state agriculure committee chairmen say Missouri does not even need to look closer at testing.

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman David Klindt.

Actuality:
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Contents: "Everything is working as it should work and I can't forsee any change we would see needs to be put in place."

Right now, only cattle that are old or show signs of the disease are tested.

From the state Capital, I'm Travis Thompson.