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VS Quarantine Released in Tillman County, Oklahoma

VS Quarantine Released in Tillman County, Oklahoma
Officials at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF) have lifted the quarantine enacted when a grade mare in Tillman County tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) on July 29.
 
A veterinarian who examined the affected herd found no additional animals with clinical signs of VS. The premises met all quarantine requirements, resulting in the quarantine being released as of Aug. 7.
 
Find Oklahoma’s VS requirements on the state’s website.
 
VS 101
 
Vesicular stomatitis virus can cause blisters and sores to form in the mouth and on the tongue, muzzle, teats, or hooves of horses, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, llamas, and other animals. Lesions usually heal in two or three weeks.
 
Because of the virus’ contagious nature and its resemblance to other diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, animal health officials urge livestock owners and caretakers to report these symptoms to their veterinarians immediately. Most animals recover with supportive care by a veterinarian.
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