Tuesday, June 17, 2014

More cases of VS in Equine discovered in Texas

Less than two weeks after Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials reported the nation's first cases of Vesicular Stomatitus (VS) this year after five horses in Kinney County were confirmed with the disease, three more VS cases have been confirmed in horses in Hidalgo County near Edinburg. The latest cases involve two horses on a single premise about 24 miles northwest of Edinburg and a third horse on a different premise three miles northwest of Edinburg. Texas Animal Health officials say the VS incidents at the two ranches are not related. The second case of VS in the nation was reported on June 5 and the third case was reported June 9. All three of the new cases tested positive for the New Jersey serotype, the same as the first five horses near Del Rio...more

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