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Federal Scrapie Information

Scrapie Information URL and Site Description

Federal Scrapie Information:

Federal Scrapie Information

Federal Scrapie Information:

Questions and Answers on the new scrapie eradication program.
Video of sheep with scrapie Flock Status Report by State
Scrapie Fact Sheet Call toll-free for help if needed. 866-USDA-TAG (866-873-2824)

State Scrapie Information

Scrapie Information URL and Site Description

State Scrapie Information:

Idaho Scrapie Information

State Scrapie Information:


List of State Offices More Information

Clinical Signs of Scrapie

  • Weight loss despite retention of appetite
  • Behavioral changes
  • Itching and rubbing
  • Wool pulling
  • Biting at legs and side
  • Lip smacking
  • Loss of coordination
  • Increased sensitivity to noise and movement
  • High-stepping gait of forelimbs
  • Bunny-hop movement of rear
  • Swaying of back end
  • Tremor
  • Down, unable to stand
  • Death

Scrapie Eradication Program
Identification Requirements

Step #1:
Determine if your sheep or goats need official ear tags or other official identification (ID) to move interstate.

Step #2:
Request a Premises (Flock) ID Number.

Step #3:
Determine which of the approved ear tags or other approved ID systems work best for you.

Step #4:
Set up a system to record the ear tags or other official ID that are applied.

Step #5:
Apply official ID before sheep/goats leave your premises (or arrange for application else where).

Step #6:
Get a health certificate.

Step #7:
Retain ID records for 5 years.

Step #8:
Call toll-free for help if needed. 866-USDA-TAG (866-873-2824)

Testing for Scrapie

Cooperative Agreement Funds will pay for the following:
1. Up to ten (10) males of any breed per producer
2. Up to 25 ewes or rams (in addition to rams mentions above) per producer
Lean more details with Department of Agriculture PDF file.


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