Scrapie has also been called mad sheep disease, and is a brain disease similar to BSE or mad cow disease. It occurs in sheep in many other countries, but not in New Zealand or Australia.
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Reference: D. M. West, A. N. Bruere and A. L. Ridler, The sheep: health, disease & production. Palmerston North: Veterinary Continuing Education, Massey University, 2002, fig.
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