Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in New Mexico

On June 4, 2004, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, IA, confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in horses at one premises in New Mexico.

VS is a viral disease that primarily affects horses, cattle, and swine. The virus that causes VS has a wide host range. VS also occasionally affects sheep and goats. In affected livestock, VS virus causes

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