Vesicular Stomatitis In Colorado

Two horses in Weld County, Colorado, have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis.

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The USDA on July 5 reported a new equine case of vesicular stomatitis in Larimer County, Colorado. One horse on a boarding facility in Larimer County was confirmed and 12 others exposed.

Previously this month two horses in Weld County, Colorado, on separate premises tested positive for vesicular stomatitis. Weld County is adjacent and to the east of Larimer County.

Earlier in July two horses on different premises were confirmed positive for vesicular stomatitis in Weld County, Colorado.

The USDA has reported additional cases of vesicular stomatitis (not necessarily in horses) in New Mexico (Los Alamos County, July 5; Valencia County, July 8) and Texas (Coleman and Kerr Counties, July 8).

Click on this link to see the USDA’s Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) Situation Report – July 8, 2019.

Information for this report came from the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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