Two Cases Of Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed In New Mexico

The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, IA, confirmed one case of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in Dona Ana County, NM. The horse showed clinical signs and tested positive for the disease. A second facility in Sierra County, NM, had one horse test positive for VSV. The Dona Ana County horse is the first […]

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Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Hitting Colorado Hard As Fair Season Ramps Up

Colorado has had an “unprecedented” amount of Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) cases so far this year said Colorado state veterinarian Keith Roehr. Threat of the virus affecting even more horses as fair season ramps up in the state is a great concern. On July 24, 70 horses in Larimer County were quarantined, reported the Colorado […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Blisters For Soft Tissue Injuries

QUESTION: Why might it be helpful to “blister” a bowed tendon or other soft tissue injury? Are there types of injuries you shouldn’t blister? DR. S. HEATH SOIGNIER: Different types of “blisters” are used for a “bowed” tendon. The most common involves the placement of a chemical irritant over the injured area of a distal […]

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Economic Impact of Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak Expected

While the scope of the  recent vesicular stomatitis (VS) outbreak in the United States has yet to be determined, affected states can expect some economic consequences, says Dr. Angela Pelxel-McCluskey, a VS specialist with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), said the 2014 outbreak of the disease was the worst seen in the […]

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