Sunday 28 November 2021

First mad cow case in over two years

Mad cow disease or BSE has been identified in a 10-year-old cow, the farm ministry confirmed on Friday.

The cow was tested as part of a routine procedure at an abattoir. The last time a cow with mad cow disease was identified in the Netherlands was May 2008.
Last year, vets carried out tests for BSE on 405,000 cows.

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.