Vesicular Stomatitis Continues to Spread, New Cases Discovered in All Affected States Except OklahomaMon, 16 Sep 2019 10:38:23 CDT
Vesicular Stomatitis continues to spread, according to the latest update. Wyoming has reported 36 new cases in the past week. As of last Friday, there have been 1,010 affected premises reported in the states of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nebraska. New cases were discovered in all the affected States except Oklahoma. A total of 858 premises have been released from quarantine leaving 152 cases still active.
The situation report found here, has tables that list the counties that have cases in each affected state as well as maps with affected counties highlighted.
For more information about the disease, click here. The Oklahoma State Veterinarian's Office requests that all livestock handlers and veterinarians be aware of this situation and to familiarize themselves with the transportation rules now in effect.
For instance, livestock or horses traveling from a county that has had VSV diagnosed within the past thirty (30) days or a county that contains a premises quarantined for vesicular stomatitis shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection dated within five (5) days of entry containing the statement: "All animals identified on this certificate of veterinary inspection have been examined and found to be free from signs of vesicular stomatitis and have not originated from a premise which is under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis."
You can find a copy of the VSV Rules, here.
Source - Oklahoma State Veterinarian's Office
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