What is Scrapie and does Australia have it?


Australia's sheep flock is free from Scrapie.

Scrapie is a Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE); an incurable central nervous system illness that has been detected in a number of species, including livestock and humans. Scrapie is found in sheep.

Australia has strict quarantine measures and surveillance programs in place to meet international standards for the detection of TSE. Australia has an internationally recognised TSE-free status.

Read more about Australia's meat safety systems that underpin it's disease-free status.


Did You Know...

Australia holds a disease free status for FMD and TSE (BSE or 'mad-cows' disease and Scrapie)

The Australian red meat industry works closely with state and federal government agencies to ensure Australia’s meat safety systems remain world class.

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