January 2016 Scrapie Report Available
March 11, 2016

The January 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.

Ten positive cases of scrapie have been reported in fiscal year 2016. Eight of the cases were from a source flock that was designated in October 2015 because of a Regulatory Scrapie Slaughter Surveillance positive animal reported in September 2015.

As of Jan. 31, there were three flocks with an open infected or source status. One infected and two source flocks have been designated in fiscal year 2016; one flock completed a clean-up plan and was released in December 2015.