Research and analysis

Goats: TSE surveillance statistics

Statistics on the active and passive surveillance of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) in goats in Great Britain.

Documents

TSE surveillance statistics: goats

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email webmaster@apha.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

Cases of TSE disease found in goats from passive surveillance in Great Britain have been recorded since 1993. The European Union active surveillance programme started in January 2002.

In active surveillance, the number of sheep sampled in the testing programme has varied each year. It has always included:

  • a sample of fallen goats over 18 months of age.
  • a sample of healthy slaughtered goats over 18 months of age (no longer in place)

Cases which have been identified from herds in the Compulsory Scrapie Flock Scheme (CSFS) are shown separately.

APHA attempt to trace all cases of scrapie back to their natal (birth) herd so that it can can confirm disease on the appropriate premises for control measures to be applied. In some cases this can take time. Where a final decision has not been made on where to confirm disease, the case is included in the number of pending cases.

At present no atypical cases of scrapie have been found in British goats.

The following reports are also available:

Published 6 October 2015
Last updated 10 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Document updated
  2. Goat document updated
  3. Document updated
  4. Document updated
  5. Document updated
  6. Updated document
  7. Updated document
  8. Updated document
  9. Document updated
  10. Updated document
  11. Updated document
  12. Updated document
  13. Document updated
  14. Document updated
  15. Document updated
  16. Goat document updated
  17. Updated goat document
  18. Document updated
  19. Document updated
  20. Goat document updated
  21. Goat document updated
  22. Goats document updated
  23. Goat document updated
  24. Goats document updated
  25. Document updated
  26. Goat document updated
  27. Document updated
  28. Goat document updated
  29. Document updated for December 2015
  30. Document updated for November 2015
  31. Updated document for October 2015
  32. Goat publication updated.
  33. First published.
  34. Document updated for May 2015
  35. Statistics updated as of Feb 28th
  36. AHVLA documents have been re-assigned to the new Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).