The current testing level — 1,000 each day — reflects the heightened concern that followed the discovery in December 2003 of mad cow disease in the United States. Since then, tests have turned up two more cases of the disease, known medically as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE. Beginning around late August, the new level will be about 110 tests per day. The government says there may be a handful of undetected cases.
Meanwhile in Europe and Japan they test 100% of animals.
Idea: deliberately infect Green Berets with Mad Cow and see if it turns them into bloodthirsty beserker soldiers…?