Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Two New Mexico Horses

Two horses in Sandoval County, New Mexico, were reported positive for vesicular stomatitis.

This map from the USDA shows the current counties with positive vesicular stomatitis cases. USDA

The USDA reported that a boarding facility with 17 horses, seven llamas and two goats has two horses that are positive for vesicular stomatitis virus (Indiana type). The two vesicular stomatitis-positive horses reside in a pasture together and have no recent history of movement from the premises. 

No other animals at the facility were showing signs of vesicular stomatitis at the time of this report.

The facility is under a state quarantine and will remain so until at least 14 days from the onset of clinical signs in the last animal affected on the premises.

You can find a complete vesicular stomatitis reports from the USDA at this link.

Information for this report was provided by the Equine Disease Communication Center.

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