Kentucky Embargoes for Arizona VS Outbreak

With the notification received yesterday evening that an equine animal residing on a single premise in Maricopa County, Arizona has been diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis (VS), Kentucky's Administrative Regulation 302 KAR 20:115 will now prohibit the entry of all livestock, wild and exotic animals into Kentucky from the VS Embargoed portions of Arizona identified as being Maricopa County.

Both Arizona and New Mexico have regions designated by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture as VS Embargoed prohibiting the entry of all livestock, wild and exotic animals into Kentucky from those designated areas.

Embargoed Areas with VS Positive Premises
All Livestock (including equine), wild and exotic animals are currently prohibited from entry into Kentucky from the designated areas defined to include the following counties:
ARIZONA: Maricopa
NEW MEXICO: Grant, Hidalgo and Luna

Non-Embargoed Areas of a VS Positive State Allowed Restricted Entry
In addition to the entry requirements found in 302KAR20:040 - Entry into Kentucky, all livestock (including horses), wild and exotic animals originating from the non-embargoed areas of a state having confirmed cases of VS are required to meet the following conditions prior to entering Kentucky.

  1. Be tested and found negative to VS using the C-Elisa Test with the sample collected during ten (10) day period prior to the animal's entry into Kentucky.
  2. Have an entry permit issued by this office recorded on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Permits will be issued Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm EDT.
  3. Be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection indicating that examination
    of the animals occurred during the five (5) day period prior to arrival in Kentucky and containing the following statement: "Animals represented on this CVI have not originated from a premise or area under quarantine or on which vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed in the past thirty (30) days or from an embargoed area restricted from entry into Kentucky.

States Bordering Designated Embargoed Areas
In addition to the entry requirements found in 302KAR20:040 - Entry into Kentucky, all livestock (including horses), wild and exotic animals originating from a state which has a common border with a VS Embargoed Area are required to meet the following conditions prior to entering Kentucky.

  1. Have an Entry Permit issued by this office recorded on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Permits will be issued Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm EDT.
  2. Be examined during the five (5) day period prior to the animal’s arrival in Kentucky with a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection completed by the examining veterinarian. The certificate shall have the following statement included: "Animals represented on this CVI have not originated from a premise or area under quarantine or on which vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed in the past thirty (30) days or from an embargoed area restricted from entry into Kentucky.

Equine entering Kentucky from a state which has a common border with a VS Embargoed Area
shall be accompanied upon their entry into Kentucky with a negative test for VSV (the Complement
Fixation, Virus Neutralization and CELISA tests are accepted). The sampling shall be conducted
during the ten (10) day period prior to the animal's entry into Kentucky.

There are no States currently considered to be bordering a designated VS Affected Area:
Information regarding Kentucky’s embargos can be found on the internet at www.kyagr.com.

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