The "A Guide to the National Scrapie Eradication Program for Veterinarians" has been revised, updated and made available in compact disc format as part of the Eradicate Scrapie! information initiative, conducted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/Veterinary Services.
"The revised version contains the latest information on various new aspects of the National Scrapie Eradication Program (NSEP) so that veterinarians can provide up-to-date, accurate information to their clients," according to Diane Sutton, DVM and NSEP national coordinator.
It also contains considerably more information than the original print version, such as procedures for collecting and submitting samples for testing, including collection of the brainstem utilizing the scoop technique, rectal and eyelid biopsies and genotyping.
The veterinarian guide is also available at www.eradicatescrapie.org in PDF format for downloading.