Articles: Horse News
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Updated from TAHC
Texas Animal Health Commission
"Serving Texas Animal Agriculture Since 1893"
P.O. Box l2966 Austin, Texas 78711 (800) 550-8242
TAHC veterinarians have conducted numerous investigations for vesicular
lesions in horses and Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) has not been diagnosed in
Texas. We encourage horse owners and veterinarians to continue to report
suspicious symptoms in susceptible species to the TAHC. For more information
about VS, visit http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/vsv/
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), one of the oldest state
regulatory agencies, was founded in 1893 by the legislature with a mission
to combat the fever tick that plagued the Texas cattle industry. Today, the
agency protects the health of all Texas livestock, including: cattle,
equine, swine, sheep and goats, poultry, and exotic livestock and fowl.