This presentation covers basic information about scrapie and its prevalence in sheep and goat populations in the United States. The main focus of the presentation explores what is known about how scrapie is transmitted within sheep and goat populations and the clinical signs producers need to be aware of to help identify animals that could possibly be infected. The CD also includes video footage of infected goats to provide producers with examples of animal behavior. (Videos are on slides 15-17, click on the image to start the video).
The presentation thoroughly reviews two case studies of goat scrapie diagnosis: the West Coast Case and the Great Lakes Case. It concludes with a review of the official protocols of the National Scrapie Identification Program including:
- Identification Requirements
- Registry Information
- Identification Methods and Record Keeping
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