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Vesicular Stomatitis in the United States

Please note that due to the current outbreak of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in certain states* in the United States, the importation of horses, swine and ruminants is suspended from these

states until further notice.

Click here to view the notice document from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

A few things to note:

  1. The date of declaration by the USDA to Canada was 19 May 2023.

  2. For people transiting VS-affected US states (only when absolutely necessary) – the Supplementary Declaration is only available from a CFIA port veterinarian at an inspected port during CFIA hours of operation, by appointment.

  3. Likewise, any importers that meet the requirements for CFIA pre-approved events must enter Canada through a CFIA inspected port, by appointment.

CFIA VS Fact Sheet. If you have questions please contact your local CFIA district office.

* Your local CFIA district office can update you on the current infected states. Please note that

additional states might be added on a daily basis. An additional source of information would be the USDA website.

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