Scrapie is a fatal disease that affects the central nervous system of sheep and goats. It is what is known as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). Other TSEs include bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle, chronic wasting disease in deer and elk, and Creutzfelt-Jakob disease in humans.
In Canada, scrapie is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act, and all cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
What information is available?
- Canada’s scrapie control measures critical to animal health and economic sustainability of livestock industry
- Fact Sheet
- Flocks infected with scrapie in Canada 2015, 2014 and 2013
- Scrapie Surveillance
- Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program
- What to expect if your animals may be infected
- Unlawful removal of sheep from a federally quarantined premises
- 2012-12-05 - Criminal charges laid Following breach of federal quarantine
- 2012-06-21 - CFIA completes testing of recovered sheep
- 2012-06-08 - Canadian Food Inspection Agency locates missing sheep
- 2012-04-27 - Scrapie confirmed at quarantined sheep farm
- 2012-04-02 - Breach of quarantine during animal disease investigation
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