Pelzel-McCluskey currently oversees the federal response to reportable equine disease outbreaks nationwide and has been the lead epidemiologist for more than 30 state, regional and national disease outbreak responses during her combined state and federal service.

This episode focuses on vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) and the outbreak that is currently ongoing in the United States. Pelzel-McCluskey talks about the origin of the disease, what to do if you suspect vesicular stomatitis virus, and biosecurity/management practices that can reduce the risk of getting or spreading VSV in your clients’ horses.

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