Alberta Lamb Producers said today that the disease was confirmed in late June in a sheep that had lived on multiple premises. Two Alberta flocks have now been quarantined. Their location was not disclosed. | File photo

Scrapie found in Alberta sheep

A case of scrapie, a fatal disease affecting sheep and goats, has been confirmed in an Alberta sheep. Alberta Lamb Producers said today that the disease was confirmed in late June in a sheep that had lived on multiple premises. Two Alberta flocks have now been quarantined. Their location was not disclosed. Scrapie is a […] Read more

The Canadian Sheep Federation wants more sheep and goat producers to have animals tested to determine the prevalence of scrapie in Canada.  |  File photo

Support for goat, sheep producers

The Canadian sheep and goat industries are stepping up efforts to deal with scrapie, a fatal brain wasting disease. The federal government recently announced $345,720 for the Canadian Sheep Federation to implement its scrapie eradication strategic plan for sheep and goats. The money, provided through Growing Forward 2, will be used to enhance national surveillance […] Read more