Kentucky Gov. Fletcher Signs Emergency Regulation Amending Ban On Texas Livestock

The ban on Texas livestock coming into Kentucky from Texas because of vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been amended by Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher today (May 27) by an emergency regulation, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The emergency regulation will allow livestock from most of Texas to enter the Commonwealth under certain conditions. Livestock would still be

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The ban on Texas livestock coming into Kentucky from Texas because of vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been amended by Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher today (May 27) by an emergency regulation, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The emergency regulation will allow livestock from most of Texas to enter the Commonwealth under certain conditions. Livestock would still be prohibited from entering Kentucky if it comes from any of about 60 west Texas counties surrounding the ranch where three horses were diagnosed with VS.

Gov. Fletcher’s emergency regulation amends the 1996 rule that resulted in a ban of all livestock, wild animals, and exotic animals coming into Kentucky from states affected by VS

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Kimberly S. Brown is the editor of EquiManagement/EquiManagement.com and the group publisher of the Equine Health Network at Equine Network LLC.

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