Vesicular Stomatitis Diagnosed in Kinney County, Texas, Horses

Horses residing on a premises in Kinney County, Texas, tested positive for vesicular stomatitis on June 21, the Texas Animal Health Commission reported June 24.
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VSV can cause blisters and sores in the mouth and on the tongue, muzzle, teats, or hooves of horses, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, llamas and a number of other animals. | Photo: Courtesy Wyoming State Veterinarian's Office

Horses residing on a premises in Kinney County, Texas, tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) on June 21, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reported June 24.

The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) confirmed the virus as the Indiana serotype.

These are the first cases of VS diagnosed in U.S. horses this year

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