Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Consuming Ox-tails.

  1. Aug 30, 2004 #1


    User Avatar

    If there were a danger of contracting Mad Cow disease could it come from eating ox-tails? :confused:
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 30, 2004 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member
    Dearly Missed

    Good God man! The tail is the very worst part! It is where all the prions concentrate. By all means stay away from the tail of an ox, whether it is in a soup or still dangling onto the ox's behind.

  4. Aug 30, 2004 #3


    User Avatar

    Probably not from what I've read. Just avoid ground beef and by all means calf or cow brains.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook