Docket Management
Docket: 01N-0423 - Substances Prohibited from Use in Animal Food or Feed; Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed.
Comment Number: EC -14

Accepted - Volume 4

Comment Record
Commentor Dr. David Duxbury Date/Time 2001-11-20 16:56:27
Organization Midwest Embryo Transfer Service
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I would like to see the United States discontinue feeding mammalian proteins for several reasons: 1. Concern of the possible transference of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), and thus eliciting an outbreak of BSE or Mad Cow Disease. 2. Mammalian proteins can be substituted with vegetable products. 3. Economic hardship for registered/commerical breeders looking to export embryos and live cattle to the European Union (EU). As a veterinarian performing embryo transfer work, being unable to export embryos to the EU has affected my business as well as those of my client's. I would like to see the borders reopened for those reasons stated above. Sincerely, David B. Duxbury, DVM

EC -14