Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak in Arizona

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The first cases of vesicular stomatitis this year were reported in three horses in Cochise County, Ariz. Vesicular stomatitis is sporadically occurring virus that causes blister-like lesions in the mouth and on the dental pad, tongue, lips, nostrils, hooves, prepuce, and teats of livestock. The disease most frequently occurs during warmer months in the southwestern United States.

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