Scrapie is a fatal, degenerative disease that affects the nervous systems of sheep and goats.

  1. Symptoms develop slowly and may go unrecognized at first. Symptoms may include:
  2. Weight loss, despite normal appetite, Behavioral changes, Excessive itching and rubbing, Wool pulling or biting, Lip smacking, Loss of coordination, Startling at sudden noise or movement, High-stepping gait (front legs), Bunny-hop movement (rear legs), Tremors, Swaying of back-end, Down, unable to stand, and Death.