Study of Transmission and Early Detection of Scrapie Grant uri icon



  • 1) Obtain and maintain a genotyped scrapie research flock by obtaining the high-risk scrapie-exposed animals designated by State and Federal Animal Health Regulatory Personnel in Idaho, 2) Aid in the validation of a practical ante-mortem test by providing appropriate researchers with samples of blood, spinal fluid, lymph tissue at appropriate times on appropriate animals for immonohistochemical, western blot examination, capillary electrophoresis immunoassay or any other newly developed test for the identification of the scrapie agent, 3) Determine whether scrapie is transmitted to adults, 4) Follow these animals for no less than 8 years or until death. Develop futher protocols as new information is made available from current research.

date/time interval

  • July 1, 1998 - June 30, 2004

sponsor award ID

  • IDA01145