Monday, December 29, 2014

National Scrapie Eradication Program Monthly Report - November 2014

40 confirmed positive cases in goats since 2002

The monthly report for the National Scrapie Eradication Program for November 2014 is now available.  The monthly reports are available in both PowerPoint and PDF formats.

Highlights of the November 2014 Report
Two sheep from the source flock identified in October died, were tested and determined to be positive for scrapie.

The first positive goat found through slaughter surveillance was reported in November 2014. This case increases the total number of confirmed positive cases in goats to 40 since FY 2002.
Scrapie/Scrapie Program Monthly Tidbit
The Scrapie Free Flock Certification Program (SFCP) has two levels of participation. If you want to be a part of scrapie eradication, but do not plan to export, consider joining the Select Monitored category.  Participants in this category submit a minimum number of animals for scrapie testing over a certain period of time (depending on the size of the flock or herd) and APHIS covers the cost of shipping and testing the sample. Visit the APHIS SFCP Web page to learn more.


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