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Third Outbreak of Sheep Scabies Detected in Alpaca

09 July 2015

NORWAY - For the third time this year, the sheep scab mite (Psoroptes ovis) has been found on alpacas in Norway.

This time it was discovered in a herd in Akershus.

Restrictions have now been imposed and the Food Safety Authority is investigating whether any other animals or herds have been infected.

Until this year there was no evidence of sheep scab in Norway since 1894.

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