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New regs issued for livestock entering Nevada

Animals from California, elsewhere must be certified as free of virus.

Farm Press Staff

June 5, 2023

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Cattle in field
Cattle in a field.USDA ARS

Nevada agriculture officials have issued new regulations for horses, cattle, swine, sheep and goats entering from California or other states where vesicular stomatitis virus has been confirmed.

Any livestock entering or returning from those states must have a veterinarian’s certification that the animal is free of signs of VSV, cautions the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

“Protecting our animal industry is our top priority,” said NDA Director J.J. Goicoechea, a veterinarian. “It’s important that we monitor for these animal diseases and take action, including issuing new entry requirements, to prevent impacts to animals and our agriculture industry.”

VSV can cause blisters on horses, cattle, swine, sheep and goats. While it can be spread to humans and it’s important to use personal protective equipment and practice good sanitation when handling infected animals, there are no current cases in Nevada, according to officials.

Learn more at agri.nv.gov.

Source: Nevada Department of Agriculture

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