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By Nelson Antosh, Houston Chronicle Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jan. 12--Canada's latest case of mad cow disease, announced Tuesday, provides new ammunition for the foes of the U.S. government's plan to open the border to Canadian cattle in March.
The troubling aspect of this case, the third for Canada, was that the cow was born in March 1998, after an August 1997 manufacturing ban started on feed containing meat and bone meal from cows and sheep.
This recent case involves a beef animal from the province of Alberta. The other two were dairy cattle.
That the United States may be rethinking its plan to reopen the border was …