Vesicular Stomatitis: An Emerging Equine Disease

If you own horses in Colorado, you're probably familiar with VS. Elsewhere, you might get to know it soon enough.

If you own horses and live in Colorado, you're probably familiar with vesicular stomatitis, a highly contagious viral disease that causes severe oral blistering. If you live elsewhere in the country, you might get to know it soon enough. Get your questions answered now from our experts.

Learn more about vesicular stomatitis with these 10 free resources that cover the VS basics, biosecurity, fly control, and more!

About the Experts

Paul Morley, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Paul S. Morley, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a professor of epidemiology and infection control in Colorado State University’s (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as director of infection control for CSU’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He works extensively to develop methods for the control of infectious diseases in animals and people, including the use of infection control and biosecurity to manage health risks that are important in veterinary medicine, agriculture, and public health.

Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, DVM

Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, DVM, is the equine epidemiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Veterinary Services. She is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pelzel-McCluskey obtained her veterinary degree in 2001 from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She worked in equine private practice in both Texas and Colorado and has served as an epidemiologist with state and federal animal health agencies since 2004. Dr. Pelzel-McCluskey currently oversees the federal response to reportable equine disease outbreaks nationwide and has been the lead epidemiologist for more than 25 state, regional, and national disease outbreak responses during her combined state and federal service.

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