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Kansas State University equine expert warns traveling livestock owners of vesicular stomatitis

A Kansas State University veterinarian is cautioning residents of Kansas and surrounding states about a highly contagious viral disease that affects horses and livestock — and can sometimes affect humans.
At least 170 cases of vesicular stomatitis have been confirmed in Colorado and Texas, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service. Outbreaks of this disease usually occur in late summer and early fall in more arid regions. Although two states are currently affected, Beth Davis, professor and section head of equine medicine and surgery at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center, says ...

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