Monday, May 18, 2015

Vesicular Stomatitis Update

Subject: New Mexico VS Update_May 15, 2015

Good afternoon,

May 15, 2015 New Mexico VS Update

In compliance with the 2015 VSV Field Procedures, livestock on a Grant Co premises are under quarantine following private practitioner notification to Animal Health Officials of the finding of one (1) horse with lesions compatible with Vesicular Stomatitis. There has been no movement of livestock to or from this premises in the past three weeks.  Appropriate biosecurity measures are in place at this time. 

Producer and private practitioner vigilance for evidence of vesicular lesions in livestock and immediate reporting of such findings to state and/or federal animal health officials is essential for prompt diagnosis and control of disease spread and initiation of biosecurity measures to protect other livestock.
Kind regards,

Ellen Mary Wilson, D.V.M.
State Veterinarian
New Mexico Livestock Board

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