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Dr. Diane L. Sutton

National Scrapie Program Coordinator


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1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.

Washington, District of Columbia 20250

United States

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USDA, through its RD mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an active portfolio of $212.8 billion in loans and loan guarant ... more

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Employment History

Co-Principal Investigator

Scrapie Investigation Center

Senior Staff Veterinarian, National Center for Animal Health Programs, VS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Senior Staff Veterinarian

National Center for Animal Health Programs , VS


National Animal Idenfication System



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Dr. Diane Sutton

Dr. Diane Sutton is a senior staff veterinarian with USDA/APHIS/Veterinary Services. She has been the National Scrapie Program Coordinator since 1998. She was co-principal investigator at the Scrapie Investigation Center in Mission, Texas from 1989 to 1992.

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A significant revision to the rules allows for more flexibility when dealing with scrapie exposure in sheep, said Diane Sutton, national scrapie program coordinator for USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Under current rules, regulators are boxed in by whether sheep were exposed to scrapie, Sutton said.
As a result, roughly half of all mature goats arent identified at slaughter, said Sutton.
The proposed revisions would align the requirements for goats with those for sheep producers would now have to identify all goats over 18 months of age.
The identification requirement doesnt apply to sheep and goats under 18 months because the disease is difficult to detect in such young animals.
That is the change that will be of most interest to producers, said Sutton.

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Goat Scrapie Program Information from Dr. Diane Sutton, National Scrapie Program Coordinator, USDA APHIS Report A Broken Link - Suggest This Article To A Friend - Rate This Article

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According to Diane Sutton, DVM, National Scrapie Program Coordinator with USDA APHIS, "There has been a 96-percent decrease in the percentage of positive sheep sampled at slaughter (adjusted for face color) since the start of the Regulatory Scrapie Slaughter Surveillance (RSSS) in fiscal year 2003.

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Dr. Diane Sutton of USDA/APHIS reviewed the current highlights from the National Scrapie Eradication Program. The number of scrapie cases in sheep have been steadily declining as a result of selective breeding programs and slaughter trace back efforts. She also discussed proposed changes in the Scrapie Flock Certification Program which will be announced this spring. In the last ten years, 25 cases of scrapie in goats have been diagnosed with an increase in the annual numbers in the past 3-5 years.

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