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Deconstructing the jumbles Third cattle herd quarantined over mad-cow scare

WASHINGTON (CNN)—A third U.S. cattle herd in Washington state has been quarantined as a result of the first U.S. case of mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday.

Soon after the December 23 announcement that mad cow disease had been found in a Washington dairy cow, officials quarantined two herds. One was the herd the infected cow was in before slaughter; the other was the herd where her bull calf was taken.

The department has also been trying to track the whereabouts of 81 cows originally thought to have been imported with the infected cow from Canada September 4, 2001, via a port in Oroville, Washington.

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Now that the investigation is well under way, it's good they're keeping the flow of information going. I was half afraid the story would explode into being and disappear just as quickly.