Wyoming requires health certificates on livestock

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cases of Vesicular Stomatitis in other states have prompted action from the Wyoming Livestock Board to keep the viral disease out of the state.

Wyoming State Veterinarian Jim Logan says all livestock imported from any state where the disease has been diagnosed must be accompanied by a health certificate written within 10 days prior to entry into the state. Livestock animals include horses, cattle, sheep, goats and swine.

Ordinarily, a health certificate is required within 30 days of importation.

Logan says the 10-day requirement will remain in place until further notice.

In addition, the health certificates need to include a statement from the issuing accredited veterinarian that the animals have been visually examined, show no signs of infection, and have not been exposed to any VS-infected animals.

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