Texas Confirms Additional Vesicular Stomatitis Premises

One horse in Tom Green County, Texas, was confirmed positive for vesicular stomatitis, with five others exposed.

A premises in Tom Green County, Texas, has a horse with vesicular stomatitis. iStockPhotos.com

The USDA reported that a rescue facility with two horses and four donkeys on site has a positive horse for vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV).

One horse presented with lesions of unknown onset date and there are no reported movements or contact with outside animals within the past 6 months. The affected horse has been isolated from the other animals and the premises is currently quarantined. Epidemiological investigation on this premises is ongoing.

As was previously reported, vesicular stomatitis virus was confirmed in the U.S. for the first time in 2019 in horses on a Kinney County, Texas, premises on June 21, 2019. The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) confirmed the virus on that premises as the Indiana serotype.

For more information on vesicular stomatitis, visit this USDA website.        

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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