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Accredited Scrapie Genotyping service - ScrapieCheckTM

ScrapieCheckTM – The most robust and reliable Scrapie test available

Innovis and LGC Genomics continue to work together to provide sheep breeders with an Accredited Scrapie Genotyping service. Many breed societies work with us to help their members keep their flocks monitored and free from disease. Studies have shown that the agent that causes Scrapie can persist in the environment for several years. Susceptible sheep that are exposed to an infected environment may then become infected and the only practical way to reduce this risk is to maintain adequate genetic protection – which means continuing to test rams at the top of the breeding pyramid.

Scrapie status and exports

Unfortunately our scrapie genotyping service is not currently accredited by DEFRA to test sheep that are destined for export.

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