THE 'enhanced' bse surveillance program of june 2004 is boasted about like the 'harvard' bse risk assessment as 'biblical', when in fact as with the 'harvard' bse risk assessment, the june 2004 'enhanced' bse surveillance was a terrible failure, with some 9,200 of those tests only being IHC, the least likely to detect TSE, as was proven with the TEXAS mad cow (the one they finally decided to confirm some 7+ months later, thanks to the Honorable Phyllis Fong of the OIG). IF left up to Johanns, there would have never been a Texas mad cow confirmation. please, lets not kid ourselves.
they had to test almost 500,000 cattle before they came even close to getting the BSE/TSE testing protocol correct. something they claimed was correct long ago, via the 'bse red books'. this complete 'enhanced' bse surveillance program was a sham from the beginning, as was the harvard bse risk assessment, and that was proven to be a sham via the 'peer review' harvard bse risk assessment. the june 2004 'enhanced' bse surveillance program should be done all over again, but this time done correctly, to find TSE/BSE cases, not cover them up. if anyone would like me to reference all this again, i would be glad to do so. ...TSS