Re: [gardeners] OT - Mad cow disease in cats

lneuru (
Sun, 11 Mar 2001 17:22:35 -0500

maybe that's whats wrong with my cats.  They have never had any brains. 

> From: Margaret Lauterbach <>
> To: gardens@LSV.UKY.EDU
> Subject: [gardeners] OT - Mad cow disease in cats
> Date: Sunday, March 11, 2001 10:44 AM
> The March 12 Newsweek magazine has a cover story on mad cow disease 
> reporting that cats fed beef byproducts in cat food have developed
> of BSE.   Prions seem to reside primarily in the brain and nerve fibers, 
> including the spinal cord. Should Americans stop eating beef?  The
> certainly gave me more than pause. I still have some Wranglers in the 
> refrig which I'll toss out, and I won't buy hamburger again.  They
> found BSE in America, but critics say they would if they looked harder. 
> that British ground mad cow feed, it was shipped all over the world, to 
> more than 80 countries. Indonesia imported some 600,000 metric tons, and 
> Thailand 185,000 metric tons.  These countries are apparently not 
> monitoring for disease in animals there.  Scares me. Margaret L