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Last Modified: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:43:37 GMT
Disease name Scrapie
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Ovine
Definition Scrapie is a naturally occurring, infectious, neurodegenerative disease of sheep and goats characterised by vacuolar or spongy changes in the central nervous system (CNS). It has been recognised as a clinical disorder for more than 250 years, and is now classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), or prion disease, defined by the accumulation of an abnormal form (referred to as PrPSc) of a host membrane glycoprotein (prion protein or PrP), in the CNS. In
Status in Ireland
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland
DAFM Division Responsible SAT Division
Contact Michael Horan VI
Link to relevant external website
OIE Link