Vesicular stomatitis confirmed in 26 Colorado counties

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Vesicular stomatitis confirmed in 26 Colorado counties

Broomfield, Colo. –  Vesicular stomatitis has been confirmed in Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Conejos, Delta, Douglas, Fremont, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Jefferson, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Ouray, Park, Pueblo, and Weld counties in Colorado.

“While we have an overall greater number of premises that have been released from quarantine, we still have a steady number of cases being reported on a daily basis,” says State Veterinarian Dr. Keith Roehr. “We are seeing increasing numbers in different areas and new counties across the state. It is important to remain diligent in checking your horses and livestock for VSV lesions and contacting your veterinarian.”

ALL VSV cases are important for the epidemiology and management of this outbreak and MUST be reported to the State Veterinarian’s Office at 303-869-9130, regardless if the owner and veterinarian decide to have their livestock tested or choose to manage as positive premises based on the presence of typical clinical signs without testing. The only cases that may be managed as suspect positive are equine cases located in counties that have confirmed cases.

 

 

Veterinarians and Livestock Owners Contact:  Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office, 303-869-9130
Media Contact:  Mary Peck, 303-869-9005, mary.peck@state.co.us