All Texas Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines Released

The final premises released was in Ward County, approximately 30 miles north of Fort Stockton.
Share
Favorite
Close

No account yet? Register

ADVERTISEMENT

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials have released all premises quarantined for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Texas.

The final premises was in Ward County, approximately 30 miles north of Fort Stockton. The two affected premises in Reeves and Pecos County were released previously.

The viral disease can cause blisters and sores in the mouth and on the tongue, muzzle, teats, or hooves of horses, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, llamas, and a number of other animals. Lesions usually will heal in two or three weeks. Because of the contagious nature of VS and its resemblance to other diseases such as foot and mouth disease, animal health officials urge livestock owners and caretakers to report these symptoms to their veterinarian immediately. Most animals recover well with supportive care by a veterinarian, but some lesions can be painful.

Several states and countries could still impose enhanced entry requirements on VS susceptible livestock coming from Texas. Horse owners and livestock producers are encouraged to contact the state of destination for official requirements. For international export information, contact the USDA Veterinary Services office in Austin

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.

Share

Written by:

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

What do you think: Can pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) be managed by medication alone?
171 votes · 171 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!