New Mexico horses test positive for virus; under quarantine

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say two horses in New Mexico have tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis Virus.

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say the Sandoval County property were the horses were located has been placed under quarantine.

New Mexico is the second state to report VSV this year.

Authorities say two Texas counties — Kinney and Tom Green — each have a quarantine premise.

The virus can affect horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, alpacas, llamas and deer species.

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