Scrapie - Advisory Notes for Farmers (PB9446)

How do I know if my animals have scrapie?

There is often a general change in temperament or behaviour weeks before more specific signs develop. In most cases animals will show a combination of signs, but none of the signs alone can be regarded as a definite indication of scrapie. Scrapie should be considered in any sheep or goat showing nervous signs or changes in behaviour. If there is no obvious alternative diagnosis, the case must be reported to your Divisional Veterinary Manager (DVM) for further investigation.

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