September 2016 Monthly Scrapie Report is Available
October 21, 2016

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

In September, no new positive sheep cases of scrapie were reported nor were any new infected or source flocks designated. As of Sept. 30, three source and two infected flocks have been designated in FY 2016.

As reported during this month's meeting of the U.S. Animal Health Association's Scrapie Committee meeting, infections are down to roughly 1 per 20,000 samples tested. The American Sheep Industry Association is a member of USAHA and active on the scrapie committee.

To report sheep with clinical signs of scrapie, please contact your local veterinary services office. Contact information is available at www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/sprs_contact/field_office_contact_info.pdf.