Ways To Prevent Vesicular Stomatitis- 

Symptoms & Treatments

Vesicular stomatitis in horses is a contagious disease that can be very dangerous. Not only does it affect horses, but it also affects humans, livestock, and wildlife.


What Is Vesicular Stomatitis In Horses?

Vesicular stomatitis or VS is a viral disease that affects horses. In addition, it can also affect cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas.

How Is Vesicular Stomatitis Transmitted?

It is believed that insects including biting flies and midges contribute to maintaining the virus. 

Ways To Prevent Vesicular Stomatitis

To help prevent the spread of vesicular stomatitis, new horses arriving at your property should be quarantined for 21 days. 

Is There A Vaccine For Vesicular Stomatitis?

Though there are experimental vaccines to help combat vesicular stomatitis, there is no FDA-approved vaccine for horses.

Vesicular stomatitis is a fast-spreading viral disease in horses that can cause mass outbreaks.


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