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VS Outbreak Update:
September 4th, 2014
As of 9/4/2014, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 208 locations under quarantine for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 40 of the 248 total quarantines have now been released.
To report any new possible VSV cases, call the State Veterinarian’s Office at 303-869-9130 or the USDA APHIS VS Colorado office at 303-231-5385. If after-hours, call the State Veterinarian’s Office at 303-869-9130 to obtain the phone number of the staff veterinarian on call.
When reporting, if the case is at a boarding stable, let us know the name of the stable as that premises may already be a positive VSV location and that information will aid in the tracking and documentation of the VSV case.
The number of quarantined premises is actually going down in some counties as horses are healing and the quarantines are being released. Yet we continue to receive reports of newly affected horses. The State Veterinarian’s Office is following up on reports of horse owners who have moved their horses out of a quarantined facility. If requirements of the Hold Order or Quarantine are not followed, the Department will investigate, write citations for violations, and institute fines according to the Livestock Health Act in State statute. Fines can be up to $1,000 for each animal that is moved off a premises that is under a Hold Order or Quarantine.
When transporting livestock to other states, be sure to check with the State Veterinarian's Office in the state of destination as to any special new restrictions for the movement of livestock into their state. Some states have instituted new requirements for the import of Colorado livestock due to the VS outbreak.
In Colorado, there have been 344 horses and 7 cows that tested positive for VS.
County totals for premises currently under quarantine are:
• Adams – 10 (1 released)
• Boulder – 61 (10 released)
• Broomfield – 2
• Douglas – 1
• El Paso – 1
• Jefferson – 16
• Larimer – 65
• Morgan - 1
• Weld – 51 (29 released)
For a map of Colorado counties with confirmed cases, visit http://www.aphis.usda.gov/
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