Virus Found In Wyoming Horse

Casper, Wy – Wyoming has recorded the first case in the country of Vesicular Stomatitis. It causes blister like lesions to form throughout the mouth and in the nostrils hooves and teats. Animals will generally not eat or drink and it can cause lameness. The National vet lab in Iowa confirmed that a ten year old Wyoming horse from Natrona County has V-S. Some 29 other horses and 25 cattle were listed as normal by investigators. The horse has been isolated and the affected premises have been quarantined. Animals going to the state fair must be tested.