Vesicular stomatitis (VS) is a viral disease that can affect horses, and cattle. It can also occasionally affect swine, sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas. VS can spread through a variety of ways like insect vectors, mechanical transmission and movement of animals. The incubation period for VS can range from 2 to 8 days. The only way to diagnosis VS is through lab tests.
Signs of VS include blister-like lesions in the mouth, on the tongue, lips and nostrils. Also they may show lameness, severe weight loss, and a rise of body temperature. If you notice your livestock showing any of these signs, please call our office immediately.
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