CFIA has been advised by USDA that the last remaining Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) related quarantine in the State of Texas was released on July 24, 2009. Therefore, all current VS related import restrictions for horses from the State of Texas will now be removed. Restrictions in New Mexico, due to VS, and in Missouri, due to an outbreak of equine piroplasmosis (EP), are still in place. Current import requirements for horses entering Canada may be found using the CFIA Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) at