Disease Alerts

Updates on current disease outbreaks are listed here as they occur and will include the date listed, disease name, location and current status. Specific premises will not be named but the general location by town, county and state will be listed. When locations, events or horses are at risk they will be listed. Updates will be posted as they are received.



Vesicular Stomatitis
Kentucky, KY
Outbreak Identifier: 5620
Alert ID: 3029
May 23, 2023
Information Only

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Comments: Notification was received late last week that horses residing on a premises in San Diego County California have been diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). In addition to San Diego County, horses residing in Riverside County California have also been diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis. With the notification received, Kentucky‚Äôs Administrative Regulations now prohibits entry of all livestock, wild and exotic animals into Kentucky originating from any California premises currently under quarantine as a result of confirmed or suspected cases of vesicular stomatitis. Additionally, any such animal that has been on premises currently quarantined for VS during the 30 days prior to entry is prohibited entry into Kentucky. The most recent situation report is posted on the USDA APHIS website and is accessible at the following link: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/equine/vsv/vesicular-stomatitis  Based on the epidemiologic information made available to us, we have concluded no further restrictions (beyond those implemented by California) are needed at this time.;