|What is it?|
- Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) is a viral disease that causes a mild fever,
and the formation of blister-like lesions on the inside of the mouth,
and on the lips, nose, hooves and udder of domestic livestock and
wildlife in the Western Hemisphere.
- Vesicular Stomatitis is of significance concern to regulatory veterinary medicine because
the clinical signs of VS are indistinguishable from Foot and Mouth
Disease (FMD) in ruminants and swine, which has potential devastating
negative impacts on livestock production.
- Due to the similarity of VS to FMD, VS is a reportable disease in Canada and worldwide CFIA Link
- Canadians traveling in the U.S.A. with horses may find border closures to horse traffic if an outbreak occurs.
site is designed to inform and allow the travelling horseman up to date
information on the status of Vesicular Stomatitis in Canada and the