SCRAPIE ERADICATION

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Scrapie is a fatal, degenerative disease affecting the central nervous system of sheep and goats.  It is among a number of diseases classified as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE).  Infected flocks that contain a high percentage of susceptible animals can experience significant production losses.  Over a period of several years the number of infected animals increases, and the age at onset of clinical signs decreases making these flocks economically unviable.  Animals sold from infected flocks spread scrapie to other flocks. Producers in the USA are working to eradicate Scrapie by 2017. To learn more about this disease and methods to eradicate it please visit the sites below:

Scrapie Q & A: click here

Scrapie Information Website with video, click here

For Scrapie Tag information, click here