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(From Asia Pulse)
MELBOURNE, Jan 4 Asia Pulse - The response to a second case of mad cow disease in Canada is being closely monitored in Australia, but forecasters say it is too early to predict any impact on the local beef market.
The Canadian government said the dairy cow from the western province of Alberta found to have the disease was born in 1996 and was probably infected before strict prevention measures were put in place in 1997.
Canada is assuring trading partners that its beef is safe and the country has a strong regulatory regime in place to stop the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease. …