The New Mexico Livestock Board participated at the NM State Fair for Law Enforcement Day. Agencies from across New Mexico participated and provided information on the services they provide. Pictured are Joseph Holloway, Chief General Counsel, MaryAnn Marquez, Financial Specialist, Steve Silva, Operations, Dr. Kregg Evetts, Field Veterinarian, Gary Mora, Area 3 Supervisor, Francisco Lovato, Livestock Inspector.
...and what does this have to do with my ranch, dairy, farm, or show animals? Why are we now discussing VFD's and VFD drugs?
Beginning January 1, 2017 a certain class of livestock drugs will find their way onto the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) drug list. In 1996 Congress enacted the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA, Public Law 104-250) to regulate new animal drugs used in or on animal feed. These uses were limited to those allowed under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. These drugs were termed Veterinary Feed Directive drugs or VFD drugs. Continue reading...
Please note the following relevant NM Board of Veterinary Medicine Rule 126.96.36.199.3.2 : "The veterinarian writing a veterinary food directive (VFD) order for premises in New Mexico must be a New Mexico-licensed veterinarian and present on the premises within the six (6) months preceding the issuance of the order. All elements of the federal rules to issue a VFD order must be met and the issuing veterinarian must provide supporting documentation of the visit to the premises including medical records within fourteen (14) days of a request from the board to provide such documentation"
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February 2018 update
There are no confirmed cases in the state of New Mexico.
November 2016 update
There have still been no positive VS cases at the national level since the report below. Should that change, we will place a new article on this at the top of this page.
3/4/2016 (National Situation Report below updated.)
As of November 4, 2015, there are no livestock under Vesicular Stomatitis-related Quarantine in New Mexico.
Vesicular stomatitis is a reportable disease in all fifty states. Many states have enhanced entry requirements for livestock originating from states where livestock are under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis. Always check with the state of destination before movement of livestock to ensure that entry requirements are met before movement from the state of origin. Producer and private practitioner vigilance for evidence of vesicular lesions in livestock, and immediate reporting of such findings to state and/or federal animal health officials, is essential for prompt diagnosis and control of disease spread and initiation of movement controls and biosecurity measures to protect other livestock.
See the document below, both in English and Spanish, for a discussion on how to minimize the risk of your horse getting and/or spreading the EHV-1 virus.