APHIS Corrects Updated Scrapie Documents

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued a notice updating its scrapie regulations and program standards in March. These updates included several major changes, which are needed to continue the fight to eradicate scrapie from American sheep flocks and goat herds.

Scrapie is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy disease that affects the central nervous system in sheep and goats, and is eventually fatal. As part of the updates, several paragraphs were added or redesignated in the March notice.

However, the corresponding references in the footnote section were not updated.

Click Here for the corrected document.

Source: USDA/APHIS