Why Should You Care About Scrapie

You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by learning about Scrapie.

The most recent case of Scrapie in goats was reported in FY 2014. There have been no cases of Scrapie in goats reported in 2016.

Most goat producers do not know about the Scrapie Program and identifying Scrapie, proper animal identification and testing for the disease, as well as the effect it has on their ability to market their goats. Since there is no cost-effective live test for Scrapie in goats, testing post-mortem is critical in finding and eliminating the disease.

According to the USDA VS, The United States is in a position to be declared Scrapie free by the World Health Organization, but in order to achieve that status; we must be able to prove to the world that we have conducted testing in all sheep and goat populations. Cooperation from producers and up-chain processors is essential to eradicating Scrapie.

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