Vesicular Stomatitis In Texas & Colorado

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has updated the Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) count in Texas, as of July 30, with 14 new cases of VS in horses and cows. The area of infection is in South and Central Texas, with 12 new quarantined premises located in Bastrop County.

The TAHC stressed that there is no known exposure to other horses and cattle around the state of Texas, including at equine and/or cattle events. For continued updates on VS in Texas, as well as a complete list of the counties with confirmed cases, visit the TAHC website.

There are also several confirmed cases of VS in horses in Colorado, with the biggest concentration in Weld, Colo., according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). For complete statistics on the current VS status in the country or for a VS fact sheet, visit the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website.