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 (skrā′pē, skrăp′ē)
A fatal neurodegenerative disease of sheep and goats caused by a prion and marked by chronic itching and loss of muscular coordination.

[From scrape (from the scraping of itching parts of the skin against objects).]


(Veterinary Science) a disease of sheep and goats: one of a group of diseases (including BSE in cattle) that are caused by a protein prion, and result in spongiform encephalopathy
[C20: from scrape + -ie]


(ˈskreɪ pi, ˈskræp i)

an infectious, usu. fatal brain disease of sheep, characterized by twitching of the neck and head, grinding of the teeth, and attempts to scrape itching portions of skin.
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Noun1.scrapie - a fatal disease of sheep characterized by chronic itching and loss of muscular control and progressive degeneration of the central nervous system
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings


[ˈskreɪpɪ] Nscrapie m
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Kunkle is also checking to see whether scrapie can be transmitted to pigs by intracranial injection.
Sheep are known to suffer a brain disease related to BSE called scrapie, which is not thought to be harmful to humans.
19, 2001, most sheep and some goats, 18 months and older must be officially identified (ID) and breeding sheep and goats must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspections (health certificate) to move into interstate commerce as part of the new federal program to eradicate scrapie in the U.
Fear of scrapie coming to the attention of consumers and triggering a boycott of lamb purchases is being quietly expressed in the Scottish industry.
The professor, one of the earliest and most outspoken prophets of the "mad cow" scandal, declared: "Sheep scrapie doesn't cause BSE and although BSE may, under experimental conditions, cause disease in sheep, it does in almost every other animal and does not mean sheep are a health risk to humans.
3]Emilia Romagna (IZSLER) to collaborate on scientific research related to the diagnosis of animal transmittable diseases, such as Mad-Cow and Scrapie diseases.
Under experimental conditions, however, small ruminants are susceptible to BSE, with pathogenesis and clinical signs that are not readily distinguishable from scrapie (9-12).
CYPRUS APPEARS to have got a stay of execution for some of the 110,000 animals infected with scrapie after meeting with EU officials in Brussels yesterday.
Scientists have identified a handful of diseases caused by misfolded proteins called prions, including mad cow disease, scrapie in sheep, and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk.
The move is in line with the European Commission requirement for member states to introduce compulsory breeding programmes for scrapie resistance in flocks of high genetic merit, including all pure-bred breeding flocks including rare breeds.
New Offering Makes Orchid's Highly Accurate and Robust Scrapie Susceptibility Assay More Widely Available to Customers -
Shipping diagnostics procurement contract as follows Part 1: suitable for the detection of antibodies from a blood sample of enzootic bovine leukemia virus (BLV) ELISA test against;Part 2: suitable for the detection of antibodies from milk as enzootic bovine leukemia virus (BLV) ELISA test against;Part 3: suitable for wild ruminants and ruminant prion disease (Scrapie, atypical scrapie, CWD disease form) and the rapid test for the detection of test-specific consumables.