Story: Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer

Sheep with scrapie (1st of 2)

Sheep with scrapie

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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Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, 'Diseases of sheep, cattle and deer - Sheep contagious diseases', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17435/sheep-with-scrapie (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Gary Clark, Neville Grace and Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008