Kentucky Tightens VS Regulations

After receiving information that more premises and cases had confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Texas and New Mexico, Kentucky State Veterinarian Robert Stout, DVM, announced on June 23 more detailed restrictions on movement of all

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After receiving information that more premises and cases had confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Texas and New Mexico, Kentucky State Veterinarian Robert Stout, DVM, announced on June 23 more detailed restrictions on movement of all livestock and wild animals from Texas, and a ban on movement into the state of all livestock and wild and exotic animals from New Mexico.






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Kentucky received information the morning of June 23 that equine on four premises in Starr County, Texas, and a single premise in Dimmit County, Texas, had been diagnosed with vesicular stomatitis. Stout said Kentucky’s Administrative Regulation 302 KAR 20:115E will now prohibit the entry of all livestock and wild and exotic animals from entering Kentucky from New Mexico and the VS-affected and embargoed portions of Texas, which are identified as:



  • South of Route 70 from Paducah, Texas, going west to the New Mexico Line;

  • West of Route 83 from Paducah going south to Junction, Texas;

  • West of I-10 from Junction going southeast to San Antonio;

  • South and West of I-37 from San Antonio southeast to Corpus Christi

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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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