Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)

Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV) is a viral disease that primarily affects cattle, horses, and swine and occasionally sheep, goats, llamas, and alpacas. Humans can also become infected with the disease when handling affected animals, but this is a rare event.

Current VSV Statistics as of: 11/20/2014

2014 VSV Total Positive Premises:  364

Current VSV Quarantined Premises:  44

Premises Released from Quarantine: 320

Counties Currently Affected:  14

  • Adams County
  • Arapahoe County
  • El Paso County
  • Fremont County
  • Huerfano County
  • Jefferson County
  • Larimer County
  • Logan County
  • Morgan County
  • Otero County
  • Pueblo County
  • Sedgwick County
  • Weld County

Colorado News Releases
Colorado Department of Agriculture Main Page has a Facebook Feed to the latest updates of VSV.
Main site for 2014 News Release updates
9/4/2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS): 248 Colorado Quarantines Since Beginning of Outbreak
8/28/2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS): 222 Colorado Quarantines Since Beginning of Outbreak
8/20/2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update: 184 Colorado Quarantines
8/13/14 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update: 133 Colorado Quarantines
8/6/2014 News Release: Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update: 69 Colorado Quarantines
7/24/2014 News Release: Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update: Seven Colorado Quarantines
7/21/2014 News Release: Colorado Equine Update; Additional Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV) Case

More information about Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)

USDA VSV Statistics and Situation Reports
USDA 2012 VSV Fact Sheet - PDF
VSV: Symtoms & Prevention Dairy Cattle Flyer
VSV: 2014 Guidelines for Shows and Fairs
VSV Fast Facts, by Iowa State University
VSV Technical Fact Sheet, by Iowa State University
University of Nebraska Horse Insect Control Guide pdf file
Oklahoma State University: Fly Control for small acreage horse owners pdf file
Journal Article: Epizootic Vesicular Stomatitis in Colorado, 1982 pdf file
VSV Clinical Signs in Horses - photos pdf file
High Plans Integrated Pest Management Wiki