Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials have released all premises quarantined for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Texas, the agency reported Monday.
The final premises was in Ward County, 30 miles north of Fort Stockton. Two affected premises in Reeves and Pecos County were previously released, health commission officials said.
Several states and countries still might impose enhanced entry requirements on VS-susceptible livestock coming from Texas, according to a TAHC news release. Producers are encouraged to contact the state of destination for official requirements, the agency said.
For international export information, contact the USDA Veterinary Services office in Austin.
TAHC advises livestock owners to continue practicing VS preventative measures, including minimizing livestock exposure to sand flies and black flies. The flies are known to transport the virus through biting, the news release said.
For more information from the TAHC about vesicular stomatitis, click here.