DATCP main number: 608-224-5012
As of May 8, 2013, there are no VS import restrictions currently in place anywhere in the United States.
Vesicular stomatitis (VS) is a viral disease that can affect cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas. It is rare the United States, but seasonal outbreaks can occur in the U.S. Southwest and West. Consult with your state’s animal health agency
to determine if your area is positive for VS.
All livestock (including horses) or wild or exotic animals being imported or returning to Wisconsin from regions that have been identified as being infected with VS need an import permit. The definition of a region is a county with VS and any bordering counties. Download the permit application form online or call 608-224-4874 weekdays between 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Central Time to request a faxed copy. In addition to the requirements listed above, the accompanying certificate of veterinary inspection must include these statements:
- The animals have been examined and found to be free of evidence of vesicular stomatitis.
- During the 30 days prior to shipment, the animals have not been within 10 miles of any premises on which vesicular stomatitis had been diagnosed within the last 60 days.
- The animals were not commingled with any other animals susceptible to VS that have been within 10 miles of any premises on which VS has been diagnosed within the last 60 days.
- The animals have not been exposed to any animal which has been vaccinated with VS vaccine, of any kind, within the last 30 days.
You can learn more about VS from the following link: