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"Scrapie"




  1. photo Help save Shropshire sheep from being slaughtered by governmentHelp save Shropshire sheep from being slaughtered by governmentNews
    Farmstudio. The CFIA plans to eradicate the Shropshire sheep of Michael Schmidt, Montana Jones, Robert Pinnell, and Suzan Atkinson based on suspicions that the sheep are carrying scrapie. Scrapie is a fatalRead more
  2. photo What’s the Beef? Is the USDA Doing Enough to Control an Outbreak of Mad Cow Disease?What’s the Beef? Is the USDA Doing Enough to Control an Outbreak of Mad Cow Disease?Article
    uncovering the cause of scrapie (the sheep equivalent of BSE). He formally linked the condition to a single malformed protein, or “prion.” Deadly prions infect cattle through feed tainted with bovine prionsRead more

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Scrapie

Disease

Scrapie is a fatal, degenerative disease that affects the nervous systems of sheep and goats. It is one of several transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), which are related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or "mad cow disease") and chronic wasting disease of deer. Like other spongiform encephalopathies, scrapie is caused by a prion. Scrapie has been known since 1732, and does...More