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Scrapie
by Gary Pfalzbot
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Scrapie, is a disease that occurs more often in sheep than goats, but since it does occur in goats, measures are being taken to ID certain types of goats to prevent the further spread of this deadly and communicable disease. The clinical signs of scrapie are: weight loss despite retention of appetite, behavioral changes, itching and rubbing, biting at legs or 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. More information about the new scrapie eradication program, including a section of questions and answers is available at www.animalagriculture.org/scrapie.

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About the author: Gary Pfalzbot is a Service Connected Disabled Veteran and the web master of GoatWorld as well as some other web sites. He has raised goats over the years, been involved with 4-H (as a young boy) and currently resides in Colorado where he and his wife Pam raise a few breeds of goats and other animals, and primarily author the GoatWorld web site to continue to inform, educate, and promote the industry.

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