The bones of a milk cow suspected of having contracted mad cow disease have been processed into meat-and-bone feed for chickens and pigs, according to the agriculture ministry.

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry had earlier said that all the meat and bones of the 5-year-old Holstein dairy cow in Shiroi, Chiba Prefecture, had been burned after it was slaughtered in August.

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