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Vesicular Stomatitis

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) ... Vesicular stomatitis (VS) is a viral disease affecting horses, ruminants such as cattle, sheep and members of the deer and llama families, and swine. While VS causes discomfort to affected animals, and may result in loss of markets for live animals, meat and animal genetics, it is most significant because it closely resembles foot and mouth disease (FMD). Foot and mouth disease affects ruminants and swine, and is a devastating disease for producers.

In Canada, vesicular stomatitis is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act, and all cases must be reported to the CFIA.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 April 2016 09:12 )