Health & Safety
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a progressive neurologic disease of cows. A case was diagnosed in May 2023 in a five-year-old or older beef cow at a slaughter plant in South Carolina. This animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food supply or to human health in the United States.
Beginning on June 11, 2023, over-the-counter antibiotics will no longer be available through traditional retail channels. Instead, these antibiotics will require a prescription from a veterinarian licensed in the state where the animals are housed.