New Scrapie Rule Set to Take Affect April 29, 2019

Help Eradicate Scrapie

Producer assistance is needed to completely eradicate scrapie from the United States

· Report mature sheep/goats showing signs of scrapie to APHIS or your State Veterinarian

Participate in APHIS’ sample submission program . The program is provided at no cost to the producer, and asks that producers submit samples from sheep 18 months of age or older

Officially identify your sheep/goats before they the leave your farm. Call 1-866-USDA-Tag to get official tags at no cost.


Updated Scrapie Free Flock Certification Program Standards

Scrapie in Sheep and Goats Proposed Rule

November 4, 2015 — ASI Final Scrapie Comments The Industry Awaits USDA’s Review of the Comments
September 10, 2015 — Federal Register Proposed Rule
November 16, 2015 — Federal Register Extension to the Comment Period


In a cooperative effort between ASI and APHIS a presentation about the Scrapie Eradication Program has been developed for producers.

In a cooperative effort between ASI and APHIS a quarterly newsletter about the Scrapie Eradication Program has been developed for State and Federal partners. This publication updates field staff with information ASI has published throughout that quarter.

Informational Brochures:
Scrapie Eradication Is In Sight, You Are the Key to Finding the LAST CASES!
Eradicating Scrapie from the U.S. Flock ~ Regulatory Scrapie Slaughter Surveillance Program
Scrapie from A to Z ~ Youth Brochure

Scrapie: A Review — June 1997 Authors: L.A. Detwiler, A.I. Jenny, R. Rubenstein and N.E. Wineland

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services portion of the USDA Web site contains the latest information on scrapie. In order to find the remaining scrapie infected sheep and goats and to demonstrate to the world that the U.S. is scrapie free, we need more sample submissions from mature sheep and goats that die on farm. The only diagnostic tests currently available to determine if a sheep or goat has scrapie require brain or lymphoid tissue. To access the USDA/APHIS/VS Scrapie web site, click here .

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture also spearheaded a Scrapie Education Initiative . Review documents for the sheep and the goat industries.