Hay Mite Communities in Sheep Farms from French and Spanish Basque Regions with regard to Scrapie Infection

It has been suggested that the mites connected with the decay of stored hay may be involved in the transmission of scrapie, a neurological disorder in sheep. To find out whether there are any obvious differences in the mite fauna in hay that could be related to outbreaks of scrapie in sheep, we analysed the hay fauna from 23 farms in the Basque regions in… CONTINUE READING