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U.S. to Expand Mad Cow Testing

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U.S. to Expand Mad Cow Testing

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U.S. to Expand Mad Cow Testing

U.S. to Expand Mad Cow Testing

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will greatly increase the number of cattle tested each year for mad cow disease, in an effort to measure the extent of the disease's impact on the American herd. The USDA says it plans to inspect as many as 268,000 animals each year. Hear NPR's Christopher Joyce.

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