Vesicular Stomatitis Virus has been confirmed in 5 states in the US (Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming) as of August 15th, 2019. For more information and current situation reports, please visit the USDA’s website. If clinical signs consistent with Vesicular Stomatitis are identified by a practicing veterinarian in Missouri, the state veterinarian’s office should be notified immediately so that an FAD (Foreign Animal Disease) investigation can be initiated. The Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician will handle all sample collection and submission for diagnostic testing. Please note the following changes:
- Equine VSV samples go directly to NVSL in Ames, Iowa.
- Non-equine (such as bovine) VSV samples go to NVSL FADDL on Plum Island, NY.
- Bovine VSV suspect cases, samples may be submitted to VMDL to rule out FMD. VSV samples go to FADDL, Plum Island, NY.