TAHC veterinarians have conducted numerous investigations for vesicular lesions in horses and Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) has not been diagnosed in Texas. We encourage horse owners and veterinarians to continue to report suspicious symptoms in susceptible species to the TAHC. For more information about VS, visit http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/vsv/ .
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), one of the oldest state regulatory agencies, was founded in 1893 by the legislature with a mission to combat the fever tick that plagued the Texas cattle industry. Today, the agency protects the health of all Texas livestock, including: cattle, equine, swine, sheep and goats, poultry, and exotic livestock and fowl.