Disease Update: Vesicular Stomatitis
Equine cases continue to pop up in both Colorado and Texas.
John Maday, Managing Editor, Drovers CattleNetwork
Several new cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) have been confirmed in horses in Texas and Colorado over the past week. The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) also confirmed diagnoses of VS in two cattle earlier this month, and several states have modified their livestock import requirements to prevent spread of the disease.
This week, a premises in Boulder County Colorado was placed under quarantine after a case of VS was confirmed in a horse. The case follows confirmation of VS in four horses on two premises in Weld County Colorado a week ago.
Also this week, TAHC confirmed three new cases of VS in horses on three premises in Texas. So far this year, a total of 16 VSV-positive premises have been identified, 13 in Texas and three in Colorado. On May 28, the TAHC announced confirmation of the nation’s first case of VS this year in horses in Kinney County.
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Source: Drovers CattleNetwork
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