Oklahoma issued emergency import requirements on May 13 for livestock entering the state from a county where vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed.
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, May 21, 2015 - As of May 13, Oklahoma issued emergency import requirements for livestock (equine, bovine, porcine, caprine, ovine or cervidae) entering the state from a county where vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed within the last 30 days or a county that contains a premise quarantined for vesicular stomatitis shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) dated within five days of entry containing the following statement:
“All animals identified on this certificate have been examined and found to be free from signs of vesicular stomatitis and have not originated from a premise which is under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis.”
The CVI shall be completed by an accredited veterinarian from the state where vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed and shall be obtained prior to each entry into Oklahoma. This includes re-entry of Oklahoma-origin animals that have traveled to a state with vesicular stomatitis.
Counties in States with vesicular stomatitis and effective date:
Maricopa, Arizona – May 1
Kane, Utah – May 1
Yavapai, Arizona – May 13
Grant, New Mexico – May 15
Pecos, Texas – May 18
More information from Michael Herrin, DVM, Assistant State Veterinarian, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry:
“We currently do not have any movement restrictions or testing requirements regarding Equine Herpes Virus (EHV).
I share your concern given the recent news of two EHV positive horses at a reining competition in Illinois. We rely on the state officials in Illinois to investigate the situation and institute movement restrictions on exposed horses.
Show management for upcoming events should remind participants to be “disease aware” by practicing good biosecurity, maintain daily health and temperature evaluations on their horses, ensure vaccinations are current, and get prompt veterinary care for sick horses.
The situation with Vesicular Stomatitis or EHV can change quickly, please check back or review http://ag.ok.gov as your event approaches for up-to-date information.”
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