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Natural scrapie in goats: case histories and clinical signs
  1. JN Wood,
  2. SH Done,
  3. GC Pritchard and
  4. MJ Wooldridge


The case histories of the 20 goats affected with natural scrapie which have been examined since 1975 at the Central Veterinary Laboratory, Weybridge, are reviewed. Their ages ranged from two to seven years (median three years, four months) and 85 per cent of them were between two and four years old. The most common clinical signs were hyperaesthesia, ataxia and pruritus. The histories indicated that scrapie can occur in goats which have not been in contact with sheep.

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