Section 13
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Lateral transmission of natural scrapie to scrapie-free New Zealand sheep placed in an endemically infected UK flock

Foster, J.; McKenzie, C.; Parnham, D.; Drummond, D.; Chong, A.; Goldman, W.; Hunter, N.

Veterinary Record 159(19): 633-634


ISSN/ISBN: 0042-4900
PMID: 17088299
DOI: 10.1136/vr.159.19.633
Accession: 012800919

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In this study, scrapie-free New Zealand (NZ) Cheviot sheep (VRQ/VRQ, VRQ/ARQ and ARQ/ARQ genotypes) where placed with sheep in Institute of Animal Health's neuropathogenesis unit (NPU), where scrapie is endemic. Three VRQ/VRQ sheep died unexpectedly; one was negative for scrapie while the other 2 had an unknown aetiology.

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