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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Mad Cow and Wasting Disease

By: Shirley Greene

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Information for this article has come from a variety of sources. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Alfonso Torres, Assoc. Dean, Cornell Univ. College of Vet. Med., quoted in 2004 AP articles.
  • Protect Your Pets NewSage Press, 2001/Food Pets Die For, NewSage Press, 2003: Ann Martin, author.
  • Pet Food Institute, quoted in The Hartford Courant, 12/31/03.
  • Cornell Univ. quotes to
  • United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - bulletin on BSE 5-26-03
  • American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)
  • Medi-Cal Pet Foods brochures on BSE Infection
  • CNN Mad Cow: How Afraid Should You Be? 1-8-04
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) Website and Infectious Disease Information Bulletins
  • Emerging Infectious Disease (CWD) June 2004, Vol.10, No. 6: Chronic Wasting Disease and Potential Transmission to Humans.
  • Dr. Neils Pederson, Director of both the Center of Companion Animal Heath and the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. at:
  • Stephen Sundlof, Director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the FDA, quoted in brochure from the Three Dog Bakery
  • Canada: Technical Bulletin 8_12: "Mad Cow Disease: Are Our Pets In Danger." Distributed by Buckeye Pet Foods
  • Whole Dog Journal, Vol. 7, No. 4, Page 25: Don't Eat The Dog's Food, by Nancy Kerns.
  • Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine – Prion Fact Sheet and Recommendations
  • Foster, PR. Prions and blood products. Ann. Med. 2000, 32:501-13.
  • Chemistry.Org and American Chemical Association – Chemistry Goes To The Dogs, by Nancy McGuire/4-5-2004
  • Erie Government Health Information – Chronic Wasting Disease
  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission: 11-7-2003
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Morb.Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 2003:52: 125-7.
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): BSE in North America – Questions & Answers, 2004
  • Seattle Times, December 29, 2003: More Questions and Answers re Mad Cow Disease by Judith Blake.
  • Patricia Schenck, DVM, PhD, Veterinary Nutritionist, quoted on
  • FDA Delays Tougher Rules on Mad Cow, MSNBC by Jon Bonne, July 10, 2004.
  • National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center – Case Western Reserve University, Division of Neuropathology.

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