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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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This change will create consistency with surrounding states and with the United States Department of Agricultures (USDA) Traceability and Scrapie rule, allowing for traceability and easier interstate movement of goats.
UPDATE: Scientists now think that the brain-wasting disease scrapie is caused by prions, warped proteins that trick normal proteins into misfolding, rather than a virus.
La tembladera o scrapie es una encefalopatia espongiforme transmisible (EET) que afecta a ovejas y cabras.
HCC believes it has overcome the main potential stumbling block for imports of EU lamb - the existence of TSEs which manifests itself as scrapie in sheep.
This applies to scrapie in sheep, transmissible mink encephalopathy, and chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk.
P1NKSHEETS: MEDS) said on December 13 that its CEO Thomas Ichim co-authored a research project using MRI to assess brain changes in sheep infected with scrapie (the sheep form of mad cow disease) before symptoms of the fatal brain disease appear.
The team examined the retinas of sheep infected with scrapie - a disease similar to BSE, or mad cow disease.
These funds will make it possible to continue the compulsory monitoring of TSEs and to finance BSE eradication and scrapie eradication measures.
THE EUROPEAN Commission yesterday approved a series of special support measures to help Cyprus better deal with the problem of scrapie in its sheep and goat populations.
But they're no match for scrapie, a form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.
MORE change is on the way next year, this time to the fallen stock scheme and the monitoring of TSEs (Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies) - BSE and Scrapie.
These results emphasize the need for further sequencing of the PrP gene in a large number of goats representing the five studied breeds, so that overall PrP variability can be assessed in these breeds in research addressing future concerns about scrapie.