232 First Street
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Our clinic provides large animal ambulatory service to Fort Lupton, Hudson, Platteville, Brighton, Keenesburg, Dacono, Frederick and Firestone.
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Colorado Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak
VSV Update 09/20/2019: Confirmed in 35 Colorado Counties; new confirmed bovine case
Vesicular Stomatitis has been confirmed in Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Conejos, Delta, Dolores, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Jefferson, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Mesa, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Ouray, Park, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, San Miguel, Summit, Teller, and Weld counties in Colorado. Two cows have tested positive for VSV on a small cow/calf operation in Larimer county. These cows had recently been brought down from summer pasture at a different location in Larimer county.
VSV is spread by insects(sand flies, blackflies, biting flies, biting midges, and possible other insect vectors). VSV can also be spread directly between horses via lesions or saliva.
We are recommending fly control and management. I
1. Fly sheets including neck extenders with belly bands and fly leg protectors.
2. Fans if possible in stalls
3. Fly repellant
4. Cleaning pens daily
Many shows and other states have changed requirements prior to entry. If you plan to travel out of state with your horse please contact the clinic to get the most updated health requirements.
VSV is a reportable disease and if you suspect your animal has lesions please contact the clinic to report.