Last Modified: Tue, 13 Jun 2023 09:27:49 IST
Disease name Scrapie
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Ovine
Description Scrapie is a naturally occurring, infectious, neurodegenerative disease of sheep and goats characterised by vacuolar or spongy changes in the central nervous system (CNS). It has been recognised as a clinical disorder for more than 250 years, and is now classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), or prion disease, defined by the accumulation of an abnormal form (referred to as PrPSc) of a host membrane glycoprotein (prion protein or PrP), in the CNS.
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland N/A
DAFM Division Responsible VMAAT / Meat and Milk Policy / ABP / TSE
S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (

TSE Regulations 2015

prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (Reg.999/2001)

Link to relevant external website - Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes