Texas Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) UpdateWed, 03 Sep 2014 18:06:54 CDT
Since the August 27 update, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) received confirmation of one new case of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in horses. The premises is located 3.5 miles southeast of Waco in McLennan County, the first case reported in this county. Three premises have been released in Travis County, five premises have been released in Bastrop County, and one premises in Williamson County has been released.
To date, 58 premises in 12 Texas counties have been confirmed with VS. Currently affected counties include: Bastrop, Falls, Guadalupe, McLennan, Travis, and Williamson counties. Of the 58 premises, 23 have been released. Six counties have been released from quarantine: Jim Wells, Kinney, Nueces, San Patricio, Val Verde and Hidalgo counties.
The newly identified infected premises are currently under quarantine by the TAHC. Affected horses will be monitored by regulatory veterinarians while under quarantine. Premises are eligible for quarantine release 21 days after all lesions have healed.
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