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Vesicular Stomatitis detected in Texas cattle




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July 16, 2014 | 344 views | Post a comment

Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) has been detected in two head of cattle in South Texas, 5.7 miles southwest of Mathis (Jim Wells County). According to the Texas Animal Health Commission, the cattle were tested after the owner observed blistering and swelling on the animals’ muzzles and contacted their local veterinary practitioner. Testing at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Plum Island, N.Y., confirmed the virus as the New Jersey serotype, which is the same serotype found in previously reported cases in Texas horses.  . . .

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