May 2016 Monthly Scrapie Report Available
June 24, 2016

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

The report announces that no new positive cases of scrapie in sheep have been reported in May nor were there any new infected or source flocks designated in May.

As of May 31, there were two flocks with an open infected or source status. Two infected and three source flocks have been designated in FY 2016; four flocks have completed clean-up plans and have been releases.

As reported in the June 17 ASI Newsletter, the Scrapie Free Flock Certification Program standards have been updated and are now in effect. A copy of the updated standards and a summary of the revisions are available on ASI's site at www.sheepusa.org/IssuesPrograms_AnimalHealth_Scrapie.