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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Reducing the Risk of Scrapie in Goat Herds Housed with Flocks of Sheep

Author
item O'Rourke, Katherine

Submitted to: Goat Tracks
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 2000
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Scrapie is a fatal neurologic disease of sheep and goats. Most cases of scrapie in goats are traced to exposure to infected sheep. This article explains the disease process, probable routes of transmission, and several practical steps that goat owners can use to lower the risk to their goat herds if they are housed with sheep. The goat owners can use this information to make informed choices about managing their herds.

Technical Abstract: Scrapie is a fatal neurologic disease of sheep and goats. Most cases of scrapie in goats are traced to exposure to infected sheep. This article explains the disease process, probable routes of transmission, and several practical steps that goat owners can use to lower the risk to their goat herds if they are housed with sheep. The goat owners can use this information to make informed choices about managing their herds.

Last Modified: 7/23/2014
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