Research and analysis: Goats: TSE surveillance statistics

Animal Plant Health Agency

November 19
10:29 2019

TSE surveillance statistics: goats

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Cases of TSE disease found in goats from passive surveillance in Great Britain have been recorded since 1993. The UK started active surveillance in goats in January 2002.

In active surveillance, the number of sheep sampled in the testing programme has varied each year. It has always included:

  • a sample of fallen goats over 18 months of age.
  • a sample of healthy slaughtered goats over 18 months of age (no longer in place)

Cases which have been identified from herds in the Compulsory Scrapie Flock Scheme (CSFS) are shown separately.

APHA attempt to trace all cases of scrapie back to their natal (birth) herd so that it can can confirm disease on the appropriate premises for control measures to be applied. In some cases this can take time. Where a final decision has not been made on where to confirm disease, the case is included in the number of pending cases.

At present no atypical cases of scrapie have been found in British goats.

The following reports are also available:

Published 6 October 2015
Last updated 19 November 2019 +show all updates
  1. Updated goat: TSE surveillance statistics.
  2. Updated goat TSE surveillance statistics for September 2019.
  3. Published goat TSE statistics for August 2019
  4. Replacement document with July statistics uploaded.
  5. Stats available for June
  6. May 2019 statistics available
  7. Statistics updated
  8. Statistics updated
  9. Statistics for February 2019 added
  10. TSE surveillance statistics: goats updated
  11. Document updated
  12. Document updated
  13. TSE surveillance statistics: goats updated
  14. TSE surveillance statistics: goats updated
  15. Document updated
  16. Document Updated
  17. Document updated
  18. Goat document updated
  19. Document updated
  20. Document updated
  21. Document updated

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