October Scrapie Report Available
December 9, 2017

In the October National Scrapie Eradication Program report, the U. S. Department Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service reported that no new positive classical scrapie cases have been reported in either sheep or goats in fiscal year 2017, which runs Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017. Also, no new infected or source flocks were designated in October 2016.

The monthly scrapie report for October is available at www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_diseases/scrapie/downloads/monthly_scrapie_report.pdf.

Did you know? Almost 40,000 sheep and goats were tested for scrapie in FY 2016 and there were only 13 positive classical scrapie cases. The last case of scrapie was reported in April 2016.