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All three cows in Japan that were diagnosed with mad cow disease had apparently been fed a milk substitute from the same factory, according to a probe by the Gunma prefectural government held over the weekend.

However, it is unclear if the finding will lead to finding the source of the infection because the manufacturer says the substitute does not contain meat-and-bone meal (MBM), the suspected source of the disease, formally called bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE.

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