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
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.