The Mexico Livestock Board, currently delving into the outbreak of the contagious illness vesicular stomatitis, has revealed that New Mexico has realized some 23 cases till date.
Vesicular stomatitis targets livestock and horses, as per the findings, and can cause symptoms like those caused by a foot or mouth disease. It is being said that an affected horse either shows different-sized broken vesicles or blanched raised vesicles in their mouth.
It has been found by the group that the disease has made its victims in a number of counties, including San Miguel, Sandoval, Rio Arriba, Valencia and Socorro as well as Lincoln. However, investigations are being carried out in regions located outside the Rio Grande Valley too.
While horse owners are being asked by health experts to remain cautious, thereby helping prevent any other infection in any region, 20 sites have been put under quarantine for the same purpose.
Also, some suggestions given by health authority include not coming in contact with unexamined animals and contact to states of destination during travelling from New Mexico. Neither sharing of cleaning tools nor watering equipment is recommended. Further, all owners are being urged to keep a regular check on their animals for signs and lesions of VS.
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