Lachlan McIntyre

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In a consignment of sheep brains from New Zealand, to be used in Europe as negative control material in scrapie rapid screening test evaluations, brain samples from 1 sheep (no. 1512) gave the following initially confusing results in various screening tests: the brainstem repeatedly produced negative results in 2 very similar screening kits (enzyme-linked(More)
Predicting emerging diseases is among the most difficult challenges facing researchers and health managers. We present available approaches and tools to detect emerging diseases in animals based on clinical observations of farm animals by veterinarians. Three information systems are described and discussed: Veterinary Practitioner Aided Disease Surveillance(More)
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This analysis considers the risk of introduction of scrapie through the importation of sheep and goat germplasm (semen or embryos). The risk analysis was considered necessary because there have been significant scientific advances since the last scrapie risk analyses were conducted in the early 1990s. The results of embryo transfer(More)
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