Nebraska Issues Importation Order for Livestock

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nebraska has issued an importation order for livestock entering the state from New Mexico after a confirmed case of a viral disease in a horse.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture issued the order on Tuesday.

The order follows a recent case in New Mexico of a viral disease, vesicular stomatitis, which resembles foot-and-mouth disease. It's characterized by fever and blisters. The disease primarily affects horses, cattle, hogs and occasionally sheep and goats.

Officials say producers who are moving livestock into Nebraska need to contact the state veterinarian's office to learn about specific requirements.

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