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Table 1 Details of sheep that provided milk to lambs without mixing of lambs (Study 2)

From: Evidence of effective scrapie transmission via colostrum and milk in sheep

Donor ewe Start of lactation Days of lactation Cull with strong signs of scrapie Unequivocal scrapie signs observed Somatic cell count (weekly samples) Milk provided per recipient
06-1058 18m 14d 68 22m 10d Lactation day 24 49;45;42;22;39;62;27;49;49 33
06-1404 18m 10d 70 21m 13d Lactation day 25 153;97;178;179;22;68;20;1318;1304* 50
06-1433 18m 11d 58 21m 25d 30 d after lactation end 30;161;1630**;63;40;84;21;229 27.5
06-1501 18m 11d 55 21m 17d 30 d after lactation end 19;81;483;59;24;109;12;161 16.5
06-1510 18m 7d 60 20m 14d 2 d after lactation end 39;46;60;11;89;56;16;68 24.5
06-1514 18m 9d 64 22m 2d None, culled with mild signs 30;45;58;51;18;27;11;31;185 23.5
06-1520 18m 8d 58 21m 3d Lactation day 23 26;67;34;23;18;41;31;108 18.5
  1. All ewes were scrapie-positive based on brain examination (vacuolar changes and presence of PrPd/PrPres). The age is displayed in months (m) and days (d), with months displayed in calendar months; the somatic cell count is displayed in 103 cells/ml; milk volume is displayed in litres (rounded down).
  2. * Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated.
  3. ** No bacteria isolated.