Canadian officials confirm case of mad cow disease

A cow from an Alberta farm has tested positive for &to=http://english.pravda.ru/accidents/2001/09/21/15791.html' target=_blank>mad cow disease, officials said Monday, sparking fears it would have a negative impact on Canada's beef industry.

Dr. Brian Evans, Canada's chief veterinary officer, said the disease was found in an animal approximately six years old. Evans said it did not enter the human-food or animal-feed systems.

The announcement comes after the CFIA's spokesman, Mark Van Dusen, said Sunday that officials were testing a "suspicious sample."