OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed a case of mad cow disease in an older dairy animal in Alberta.
The agency says the cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, was 6 1/2 years old.
It says no part of the animal’s carcass entered the human food or animal feed chains.
The animal’s birth farm has been identified and an investigation is underway.
The age and location of the infected cow are consistent with previous cases detected in Canada.
The case is not expected to affect exports of Canadian cattle or beef.