One or more of the following clinical signs may be present in scrapie-affected animals, though not all animals will show all of the signs, and some symptoms may be very subtle.

  • Found dead
  • Weight loss, despite retention of appetite
  • Behavioral changes
  • Itching and rubbing
  • Wool pulling
  • Biting at limbs or side
  • Bunny-hop movement of rear limbs
  • Swaying of hips and hind limbs
  • Increased sensitivity to noise and movement
  • Tremor
  • Down, unable to stand

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