45 cows in Japan suspected of having mad cow disease

45 cows in Japan suspected of having mad cow disease
45 cows in Japan suspected of having mad cow disease

Forty-five cows at a farm in northern Japan are suspected of having mad cow disease and will be destroyed, officials said Thursday. A cow at the farm on the northern island of Hokkaido was confirmed on Jan. 24 to have died of the disease. It was not raised for food and posed no danger to the country's beef supply, officials said.

On Thursday, Hokkaido officials said that 43 adult cows and two calves at the farm are suspected of having mad cow disease and will be incinerated, the prefecture said in a statement. The two calves were born from the cow that died earlier, reports the AP.

D.M.