The New Mexico Livestock Board is performing scrapie surveillance testing on sheep between 1.5-5 years of age that meet the genetic profile (black-faced/ mottle-faced meat sheep and their crosses) at NO COST to the producer. Sampling consists of drawing blood and performing a biopsy. New Mexico is a scrapie-free state, but needs to test to maintain its scrapie-free status.
If interested contact the New Mexico Livestock Board at (505) 841-6161 or email Dr. Alexandra Eckhoff at email@example.com.
See the document below, both in English and Spanish, for a discussion on how to minimize the risk of your horse getting and/or spreading the EHV-1 virus.