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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Issues Corrective Action for Scrapie in Sheep and Goat Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a notice updating its scrapie regulations and program standards in March. These updates included several major changes, which are needed to continue the fight to eradicate scrapie from U.S. sheep flocks and goat herds. Scrapie is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) disease that affects the central nervous system in sheep and goats, and is eventually fatal.

As part of the updates, several paragraphs were added or redesignated in the March notice. However, the corresponding references in the footnote section were not updated. This document corrects that error. View the document here:

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