Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Scrapie

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2840

Brain disease of sheep due to infections with  prions that introduce spongious degenerations. These prions may become transmitted orally by ingestion of contaminated brain or by ingestion of fly larvae and pupae which have eaten infected brain.

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