Scrapie transmission in Britain: a recipe for a mathematical model.

  title={Scrapie transmission in Britain: a recipe for a mathematical model.},
  author={Angela R. McLean and Alies Hoek and Linda J. Hoinville and Michael B. Gravenor},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={266 1437},
Responses to an anonymous postal survey concerning scrapie are analysed. Risk factors associated with farms that have had scrapie are identified as size, geographical region, lambing practices and holding of certain breeds. Further analysis of farms that have scrapie only in bought-in animals reveals that such farms tend to breed a smaller proportion of their replacement animals than farms without scrapie. Farms that have had scrapie in home-bred animals have attributes associated with breeding… CONTINUE READING

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