Vesicular Stomatitis in Livestock

Vesicular Stomatitis is a virus that affects livestock, particularly cattle, horses, and swine.  The Colorado Department of Agriculture has been monitoring the virus, which can be highly contagious among livestock populations.  The Department’s Vesicular Stomatitis website has a wealth of information for farmers and ranchers regarding the virus and how to prevent it.  The website contains current statistics on the number of affected premises; virus occurrences and quarantines by county; situation reports; prevention flyers; guidelines for shows and fairs; various articles and technical reports; and a link to a facebook feed with the latest updates.  If you own livestock, check out this website to help prevent your animals from becoming affected.