We know that rumors about equine disease outbreaks are floating around, so we offer the suggestion that you rely on facts and updates from credible sources. In advance of the National Show and Youth World, we (always) encourage ApHC members to review past advice about bio-security best practices and, especially, to check with official sources of information about current equine disease cases. Reports of VS in Texas can be best monitored by visiting the TX Animal Health Commission website at: http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/. You’ve probably also heard of scattered cases of Equine Herpes Virus in rodeo/barrel horses. Most of the useful information about either disease and related “outbreaks” can be found by way of the professional vet-med channels such as your State Veterinarian and organizations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Equine Practitioners.