Scrapie – National Surveillance Program
You can find more information about Scrapie on the website of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
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The National Scrapie Surveillance Program
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and several provincial agricultural ministries have launched a surveillance program to detect scrapie in the national sheep flock and goat herd. The goal is to identify every infected animal so that proper steps can be taken to completely eradicate the disease from our country.
The Producer’s Role
The surveillance program needs your on-farm mature deadstock. Eradication will only be accomplished if every source of the disease is found. Representation of the entire national sheep flock and goat herd needs to be tested. Do your part: submit your dead animals and encourage your neighbour to submit theirs.
Report all sheep and goat aged 12 months and older that die on your farm. As well, report mature animals exhibiting the following signs or symptoms:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Problems standing or walking
- Changes in behaviour