Vesicular Stomatitis Spreads in Colorado, Texas and New Mexico Horses

A total of 28 new confirmed or suspect premises have horses with vesicular stomatitis.

USDA

According to the USDA 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) Situation Report of July 11, 2019, vesicular stomatitis has spread within Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Following are the specifics.

Colorado

There are two premises that have confirmed vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) equine cases in La Plata County. This was confirmed on July 10. This is the first report of vesicular stomatitis in this county in 2019.

There are five additional equine premises that have been confirmed with positive vesicular stomatitis cases in Larimer County and two equine premises that have been classified as “suspect” in that county. The USDA noted that once a county is confirmed as VSV-positive, new equine premises presenting with clinical signs of VSV in that county are not required to be tested for confirmation of the disease, but the premises will be quarantined and classified as a suspect premises.

There also are five additional VSV-infected equine premises have been confirmed and 3 new equine premises that have been classified as “suspect” in Weld County.

New Mexico

There is one VSV-infected equine premises that has been confirmed in Santa Fe County. This was confirmed on July 10. This is the first premises confirmed in that county.

There is one new VSV-infected equine premises that has been confirmed and one new equine premises has been classified as “suspect” in Sandoval County.

There are four new VSV-infected equine premises that have been confirmed in Valencia County.

Texas

There is one new VSV-infected equine premises that has been confirmed in Taylor County. This was confirmed on July 11. This is the first premises confirmed in that county.

There is one new VSV-infected equine premises that has been confirmed in Val Verde County. This was confirmed on July 11. This is the first premises confirmed in that county.

There are two new VSV–infected equine premises that have been confirmed in Coleman County.

The full report can be accessed here.

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

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