Gradiated Sheep
Eradicate Scrapie!
Gradiated Goats

Your Participation is Needed Now, More Than Ever —
To Reach the Goal of Eradicating
Scrapie from the U.S.

Sheep with Scrapie

Scrapie Fact Sheet

Scrapie is a fatal, degenerative disease affecting the central nervous system of sheep and goats. Infected flocks that contain a high percentage of susceptible animals can experience significant production losses. In these flocks 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. The presence of scrapie in the U.S. also prevents the export of breeding stock, semen, and embryos to many other countries...Click here for more!

Scrapie Q & A

About the Disease, General Questions about the New Eradication Program, What Producers Need to Do to Comply with the Identification System, Specifically about Goats and the Eradication Program...and much more!


National Scrapie Education Initiative
National Institute for Animal Agriculture
13570 Meadowgrass Drive, Suite 201 • Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Phone: 719-538-8843 • Fax: 719-538-8847