A contagious virus is affecting cattle and horses and area producers are on alert.
The Texas Animal Health Commission says that Vesicular Stomatitis, or VSV, has been found in Texas, Colorado and New Mexico.
The closest case of VSV has been found just one county away from the Amarillo reporting region in the Abilene area.
VSV has some of the same similarities as a foot-and-mouth disease which can be transferred by the biting midge, sandflies or the black fly.
Common symptoms to look for are blisters around mouth, nose and the coronary band.
Also slobbering, runny nose, and herds not eating or drinking, in female animals symptoms can be found around the udders.
There is no vaccine available for VSV, and if the virus were to get into feedlots or dairies, it could spread quickly and cause significant economic losses.