Ohio Ag Dept restricts diseased horses

The Ohio Department of Health issued a release saying in part:  In an effort to protect horses and livestock in Ohio the Ohio Department of Agriculture is not allowing the import of horses from some counties within states with confirmed cases of Vesicular Stomatitis or VSV.  This restriction includes the All American Quarter Horse Congress scheduled at the Ohio Expo Center starting October 1st.  VSV causes blister-like lesions which burst and leave open wounds.  It is extremely painful to the animal and can cause the inability to eat, drink and even lameness.  The states noted in the report include Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.  the full list of cases can be found on the US Department of Agriculture's weekly situation report. 

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