VS Embargoes Lifted

New Mexico and Colorado have been removed from the Kentucky list of vesicular stomatitis (VS)-embargoed states. Neither state is experiencing active cases of VS and there are no premises currently under quarantine as a result of past infection.

Bans were imposed beginning in May 2004 after a VS outbreak was reported in Texas. Embargoes were placed on animals from New Mexico in June 2004 and Colorado animals in July 2004 as outbreaks were reported in those states. The Texas embargo was lifted in October 2004. Kentucky canceled the ban on animals from New Mexico on Jan. 14, 2005, and Colorado on Jan. 18, 2005.

Vesicular stomatitis is a viral disease that occurs sporadically in the United States.

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