Horses From Counties With VS Banned From Entering Ohio

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has announced new veterinary inspection requirements for horses entering the state to prevent the spread of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). VS is a viral disease that can infect horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. The disease causes painful lesions that look like blisters. VS has been confirmed in Colorado, Oklahoma, […]

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Additional Cases Of VSV In Wyoming And Texas

Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) has been diagnosed in Wyoming and has spread to additional premises in Texas. Additional cases of the virus in horses and some cattle have been confirmed in Colorado and New Mexico. The National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the first 2019 VSV case in Wyoming on July 24, 2019. […]

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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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Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Confirmed In New Mexico

As fair season approaches, the New Mexico Livestock Board announced several recommendations as a result of confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) cases in New Mexico horses. New Mexico State Veterinarian Dr. Ralph Zimmerman urges people to be diligent. “While we are not ordering the cancellation of any events at this point, we recommend several advisable […]

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Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Outbreak Continues Its Spread

In April, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the first  2015 vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) infection in Grant County, New Mexico. Since then, 19 additional premises in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona have had confirmed infections and another 19 are listed as suspected infections. Most of these farms are close to the Mexico […]

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