Vesicular Stomatitis Update: Texas Cleared

The Texas Animal Health Commission has reported the single quarantined premise in Starr County is released from quarantine and that the last "active investigation" has been closed following receipt of negative tests, allowing Texas to be declared free of vesicular stomatitis.
With the release of the quarantine and no active investigations, Texas no longer has areas embargoed by the Kentucky Board of Agriculture and is free to ship animals to Kentucky by meeting our normal and ordinary entry requirements found in 302KAR20:040--Entry into Kentucky.

Currently, all Livestock (including equine) and wild and exotic animals are currently prohibited from entry into Kentucky from the designated areas defined to include New Mexico’s DeBaca and Valencia Counties.

In addition to the Kentucky entry requirements found in 302KAR20:040--Entry into Kentucky, livestock (including horses) and wild and exotic animals originating from the non-embargoed areas of New Mexico are required to meet additional vesicular stomatitis testing and certifications before qualifying for entry into Kentucky.

For current embargo information and Kentucky entry guidelines visit

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