I’m not sure how many of you guys are aware of this disease “outbreak”, but there have been multiple cases of Vesicular Stomatitis reported and confirmed in 8 Texas counties. Please be aware of the symptoms and call a vet if you think your horse is displaying the signs.
The sores clear up in two to three weeks, and while they can be painful it doesn’t look like they’ll kill your horse. This disease is EXTREMELY CONTAGIOUS though, so it’s important to report a case because your horse will have to be quarantined if it is diagnosed with VS. Please be aware, and keep your ponies safe!
Reblog this please, I know there are lots of Texas owners out there!
(I believe there is also one diagnosed case in Colorado as well.)
I’ve done some more research guys, and VS is spread by direct contact with an infected animal OR blood feeding insects. I know mosquitoes were in high numbers when I was in Texas a few weeks ago.
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all two of you