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Table 5 Pruritic behaviour observed on camera recordings

From: Monitoring of clinical signs in goats with transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

Animal No Total recorded time [min] Pruritus score Rubbing Nibbling Scratching PrPdscore (thalamus)
Scrapie negative (LRS & CNS)
   G08-1144 71 1.00 24% 55% 21% 0
   G08-1122 120 0.24 17% 62% 21% 0
   G08-1342 54 0.22 0% 83% 17% 0
   G08-1115 120 0.18 43% 38% 19% 0
Scrapie positive (LRS Only)
   G08-1389 1928 0.78 20% 59% 21% 0
   G08-1143 224 0.64 19% 68% 13% 0
   G08-1396 2019 0.60 20% 47% 33% 0
   G08-1430 1712 0.49 46% 50% 4% 0
   G08-1427 80 0.03 0% 100% 0% 0
Scrapie positive (CNS & LRS)
   G08-1447 298 0.64 48% 30% 22% 3.0
   G08-1415 785 0.50 27% 57% 16% 0
   G08-1460 199 0.47 16% 68% 16% 0
   G08-1373 654 0.45 45% 34% 21% 1.0
   G08-1365 1828 0.44 18% 57% 25% 0
   G08-1475 236 0.41 37% 56% 7% 3.0
   G08-1383 609 0.39 26% 49% 25% 0
   G08-1451 725 0.37 12% 69% 19% 0.5
   G08-1153* 107 0.32 6% 35% 59% N/D
   GZ1100*$ 120 0.31 22% 71% 24% N/D
  1. Animal numbers in bold font: Positive scratch test prior to cull.
  2. * Clinical suspect from herd A reported by the farmer; all others are from herd B; a pruritic score ≥0.5 (underlined font) was considered excessive.
  3. $Fleas found in coat prior to cull.
  4. N/D = Not determined.