February Monthly Scrapie Report
April 1, 2016

The February 2016 report of the National Scrapie Eradication Program is available at www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_diseases/scrapie/downloads/monthly_scrapie_report.pdf.

Two additional cases of classical scrapie were confirmed in sheep between February 15 and March 15 bringing the total number of positive animals in fiscal year 2016 to 12. One additional source flock was designated in February 2016. In fiscal year 2016, one new infected and three source flocks have been designated.

Remember, USDA provides free ear tags for sheep and goat producers. If you're not already receiving your free tags, call 1-866-USDA-TAG (873-2824).