Articles: Press Release
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed in Louisiana
Texas Animal Health Commission
Box l2966 * Austin, Texas 78711 * (800) 550-8242 * FAX (512) 719-0719
Bob Hillman, DVM, Executive Director
For information, contact Carla Everett, information officer,
at 1-800-550-8242, ext. 710, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Louisiana officials have confirmed at least 10 horses have died from
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), and another 10 are
believed to have had the mosquito-borne disease.
Equine owners in East Texas, or persons who plan to haul their animals to
the area, should make sure their horses have been vaccinated against the
Planning to take equine animals to events, or transporting pack animals to
Colorado or New Mexico for hunting?
Due to the continuing Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) outbreak in Colorado and
New Mexico, animals traveling into Colorado or New Mexico must have an
examination by an accredited veterinarian prior to returning to Texas. The
negative examination results by the Colorado or New Mexico veterinarian may
be recorded on the certificate of veterinary inspection that accompanied
the animal, if the certificate is still valid (less than 45 days
old). Otherwise, a new certificate of
veterinary inspection must be issued by the accredited veterinarian in
Colorado or New Mexico.
The following statement and the accredited veterinarian's original
signature must be recorded on the certificate of veterinary inspection:
"The animals represented on this certificate of veterinary inspection have
not originated from a premise or area under quarantine for vesicular
stomatitis or a premise on which vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed in
the past thirty days. I have examined each animal and have found no signs
of vesicular stomatitis."
The Colorado Department of Agriculture lists cases and affected counties on
its web site at: http://www.ag.state.co.us/animals/VSV/VSVWebsite.html
For information on cases in New Mexico, contact the state veterinarian's
office at 505-841-6161.
If you have any questions, please call the Texas Animal Health Commission's
permit department at 1-800-550-8242, ext. 777.
Do you have Texas heifers going to a Colorado feedlot? Import requirements:
Texas heifers one year of age or younger are to be officially calfhood
vaccinated against cattle brucellosis prior to entering a Colorado feedlot.
If the Texas heifers are NOT vaccinated, they must enter the Colorado
feedlot under a Colorado entry permit.
These heifers will then be permanently identified in the Colorado feedlot
by cropping the distal on third of the left ear.
If heifers are NOT vaccinated, this fact should be noted on certificates of
veterinary inspection issued prior to
movement from Texas.