EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF SCRAPIE DISEASE IN LOCAL SHEEP POPULATION IN ALGERIA

Kalai Sidi Mohamed, Amara Yassine, Ameur Ameur Abdelkader, Gaouar Semir Bechir suheil

Abstract


The aim of this study is to carry out a field survey for a better knowledge of the current state of our sheep population. in Algeria; especially Tlemcen region in relation to scrapie and and the factors favoring their appearance (Nedroma, Ghazaouet, Honain, Bab El Assa, Maghnia, El Gor, Sebdou, Sid Jilali and Laaricha) This survey is carried out according to phenotypic observations of the individuals to detect possible presence of Symptoms of scrapie. Down results obtained show that there are no signs of prion disease in the surveyed herds.

Keywords


Epidemiology; Scrapie; sheep; Algeria

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