Vesicular Stomatitis in Two Additional New Mexico Horses

Horses in Los Alamos and Valencia Counties in New Mexico have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis.

Horses tested positive for vesicular stomatitis in Los Alamos and Valencia Counties in New Mexico. iStock/prospective56

Vesicular stomatitis was reported in two horses on a single premises in Sandoval County, New Mexico, on June 27. On July 5, two additional horses were reported to have been confirmed positive for vesicular stomatitis. One was in Los Alamos County and the other was in Valencia County.

Both horses had lesions caused by vesicular stomatitis on their ears, sheaths and ventral abdomens.

The New Mexico state veterinarian’s office suggested that if you plan to travel with your horses that you have your veterinarian check with the destination state for health certificate modifications due to vesicular stomatitis virus. For more information from New Mexico visit this page

For more info about vesicular stomatitis, visit this page on the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ website.

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

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