Texas Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in Texas Update Oct. 8, 2014

Since the October 1 update, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has not received confirmation of any new Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) cases in Texas. Four premises have been released in Bastrop County and all premises have been released in McLennan County.

To date, 62 premises in 13 Texas counties have been confirmed with VS. Currently affected counties include: Bastrop, Guadalupe, and Travis counties. Of the 62 premises, 60 have been released. Ten counties have been released from quarantine: Jim Wells, Falls, Hidalgo, Kinney, Lee, McLennan, Nueces, San Patricio, Val Verde and Williamson counties.

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For VS history and past updates visit http://www.tahc.texas.gov/animal_health/equine/equine.html.

Several states are imposing enhanced entry requirements on Texas livestock due to VS cases. For information, contact the state or country of destination and/or visit http://www.tahc.texas.gov/news/2014StateRestrictionsOnTX_VS.pdf.

For more information about VS, visit the TAHC’s brochure at http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/news/brochures/TAHCBrochure_VS.pdf.

A USDA-APHIS VS fact sheet is available online.

For current USDA-APHIS VS situation reports visit this website.

For additional information contact your local TAHC region office http://www.tahc.texas.gov/agency/TAHC_RegionalOfficeMap_2013.pdf.

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