Results of a postal survey of scrapie in the Shetland Islands in 2003.

In February 2003, a postal survey of 1279 sheep farmers in the Shetland Islands yielded 586 responses (46 per cent response rate). The principal aim of the survey was to gather information on the history and control of scrapie. Overall, 28.5 per cent of the respondents thought they had had a case of scrapie in their flock at some time. There was a slow… CONTINUE READING