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#1 JRdesire

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 05:09 PM

I got an alert from one of the vets I use and thought I would share.  There is a link that shows outbreaks by state.

 

What to know about traveling from a Vesicular Stomatitis infected state.

If you are planning to travel and are in/near an infected county in the link below please contact your veterinarian. The current protocol is to send the horse’s origin address to the Dept of Ag prior to the horse shipping and health papers being signed. Staff at the Dept of Ag then run a search to verify that the origin address is not within a quarantined area. These areas can change daily with new cases so horses near these counties will not have a health paper signed until the day of transport. Additionally, the requirements of the destination state must be verified also, as many states have different requirements regarding VS.

We would like to be clear that just because a “county” has positive cases does not mean that the entire county is quarantined. However, it does mean that 10 miles around that infected premises will be quarantined as enforced by the state of Kansas. This is what makes verifying with state officials before traveling so important. The APHIS link below is updated frequently and is a safe source of information. As always, contact our office with any questions.

https://www.aphis.us...ep-07-20-20.pdf

 

I had only hear about Stomatitis in cats and so I went to go look it up a bit more and found this article that was helpful.

 

https://aaep.org/hor...omatitis-horses

 


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Posted 24 July 2020 - 05:47 PM

I haven’t heard about this until now but it seems to be nowhere near us. Sigh, just another thing I know nothing about. At least it won’t affect me here.

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 06:00 PM

Yeah, it appears to be mostly a Midwest thing, except for AZ.  

 

The only good thing is it doesn't appear to be fatal if taken care of early in the disease, just very communicable and painful.


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Posted 24 July 2020 - 08:58 PM

Thank you for the link. Reading it now..have never heard of it before.
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