Vesicular Stomatitis


Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak in Arizona

June 05, 2010

The first cases of vesicular stomatitis this year were reported in three horses in Cochise County, Ariz. Vesicular stomatitis is sporadically occurring virus that causes blister-like lesions in the mouth and on the dental pad, tongue, lips, nostrils,... Read More


Vesicular Stomatitis Update: Texas Cleared

August 04, 2009

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 declare... Read More


VS Cases: Special Health Papers Needed for AQHA Youth World

July 12, 2009

Due to the recent outbreak of vesicular stomatitis (VS), the Oklahoma State Veterinarian has instituted new regulations for horses entering Oklahoma from several states. All horses attending the 2009 Ford AQHYA World Championship Show must have a... Read More


VS Reported in New Mexico Horse

June 24, 2009

A horse in De Baca County, N.M., is reported to be positive for vesicular stomatitis, according to a statement released by the Texas Animal Health Commission.

The premises has been under quarantine since June 18, 2009. No other horses are... Read More


Florida Restricts Animals from States with VS Cases

June 22, 2009

Florida has placed restrictions on the import of animals from states affected by vesicular stomatitis (VS), Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced Friday. Texas officials announced June 12 that a horse in... Read More


Kentucky Restricts Texas Livestock Due to VS Case

June 16, 2009

Kentucky State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout, DVM, has prohibited entry of livestock from one south Texas county because a horse there has been diagnosed with vesicular stomatitis (VS).

The Texas Animal Health Commission Read More


Vesicular Stomatitis Reported in Texas Horse

June 12, 2009

A horse in Starr County, Texas, has been reported as the nation's first case of vesicular stomatitis in 2009, according to a notice released by the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC).

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Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak Officially Over

January 07, 2007

The Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal Health) posted information on it's Web site that the vesicular stomatitis outbreak confirmed in August 2006 is now officially over.

 Information received... Read More


Canada Import Restrictions on Wyoming Horses Might be Lifted

December 22, 2006

Wyoming has been certified as being free of vesicular stomatitis (VS), a viral disease that affects horses, cattle, and other livestock.

Following the discovery of the disease this summer, Canada had put import restrictions on horses and... Read More


Equine VS Cases Confirmed in Wyoming

October 01, 2006

On Aug. 17, the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory announced the first confirmed U.S. case of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in 2006. The primary case, a 10-year-old horse, is located near Casper in Natrona County. A second case was confirmed a few day... Read More


Texas Places VS Restrictions on Horses Moving from Wyoming

September 28, 2006

Texas hunters or ranchers hauling horses or other livestock from Wyoming this fall should be aware of regulations affecting the animals' entry or re-entry into Texas, says Bob Hillman, DVM, head of the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), the... Read More


Five Premises Under VS Quarantine in Wyoming

September 08, 2006

The USDA has reported the detection of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in nine horses on five premises in eastern Wyoming. Vesicular stomatitis, which normally moves up from the Southwest along waterways, has not appeared elsewhere in the country this... Read More


Florida Increases Import Restrictions on Livestock from VS States

August 21, 2006

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, announced to the state's practitioners on Aug. 18 that it has modified livestock import restrictions due to the recent detection of vesicular stomatitis... Read More


MAF Holiday Cards to Benefit Animal Health Research

August 18, 2006

Already the leader in private funding of research to protect, treat, and cure companion animals and wildlife, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) will raise the bar yet again in 2007 with new initiatives in canine and equine health. This year's... Read More


Kentucky Embargos Wyoming VS County

August 18, 2006

The Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office today (Aug. 18) placed an embargo on Natrona County in Wyoming due to the detection of vesicular stomatitis (VS). A release this afternoon stated:

"With the notification that vesicular stomatitis... Read More


One Confirmed Case, Additional Suspect Cases of VS in Wyoming

August 18, 2006

Yesterday (Aug. 17), the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory posted a USDA release on its web site announcing the first confirmed U.S. case of vesicular stomatitis in 2006. The case, a 10-year-old horse, is located near Casper in Natrona County.... Read More


Two VS Positive States Remain

December 14, 2005

The number of new vesicular stomatitis (VS) cases reported in the United States continued to decline during the Dec. 5-11 USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service VS reporting period. One new equine VS-positive premises was identified in... Read More


Vesicular Stomatitis Premises Dwindling

November 28, 2005

According to the latest update from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Nov. 21, 35 premises in five states remain under vesicular stomatitis (VS) quarantine. Of those, 27 premises are on their 21-day countdowns for quarantine... Read More


MSU Large Animal Critical Care Center Opens

November 11, 2005

A new critical care center for horses and other large animals at Michigan State University will help keep animals and people safe from infectious diseases, treat sick animals in state-of-the-art facilities, and help maintain the state of... Read More


Vesicular Stomatitis Wanes

November 10, 2005

Only 57 premises remain under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in the United States today (Nov. 10), signaling that the disease continues to decline. Nearly 440 ranches and farms have reported outbreaks of the disease since April.... Read More


Vesicular Stomatitis Update

October 31, 2005

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) health officials confirmed six new cases of equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) in four western states (Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming) that are already under quarantine for the disease. The equine cases... Read More


Vesicular Stomatitis Now in Five States

October 01, 2005

Montana and Wyoming have joined the list of states affected by vesicular stomatitis; cases were announced in mid-August in both states. They have 17 and 21 affected premises, respectively.

Utah tops the list of the states with the most... Read More


Louis Pomes: Standing Strong in St. Bernard

September 28, 2005

"When the water started coming in, I know it was the one we'd been waiting for," recalled Louis Pomes quietly, leaning against his truck and surveying his battered lifelong hometown of St. Bernard Parish, La. He had been expecting a colossal... Read More


Three Counties added to Kentucky VS Embargo

September 21, 2005

Cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) were confirmed for the first time this year in Routt County, Colo., Weber County, Utah, and Park County, Wyo., prompting the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) to add these counties to the state’s... Read More


Kentucky Revises VS Embargo

September 13, 2005

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has revised its vesicular stomatitis (VS) embargo on livestock (including horses) by adding Davis County, Utah and Moffat County, Colo., where additional cases of VS were reported during the first wee... Read More