Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Livestock Travel Clarification



Clarification for livestock traveling to and from Utah
following the discovery of one mule with vesicular stomatitis

Owners of livestock traveling to Utah from out of state, for any show or event, should are advised to check with their local veterinarian’s office for re-entry requirements for their home state.

In the case of vesicular stomatitis.  Animals attending livestock events in Utah may return to their home state, provided a health certificate issued by a veterinarian accompanies the animal.

Utah veterinarians acted swiftly to quarantine horses in Southern Utah suspected of contracting VS.  The affected horses are in a remote area of Kane County with few vectors to spread the disease.

California State Veterinarian, Annette Jones, issued a statement May 5, 2015 saying livestock may re-enter the state, without being quarantined, provided they are accompanied with a health certificate.

For more information about travel requirements in Utah visit: http://1.usa.gov/1Jwy1NI

See the California statement. 















posted: May 8, 2015