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Rabies in Colorado

  • Rabies is on the rise - two canines recently diagnosed with rabies an update from the Colorado Depeartmetn of Agriculture - State Veterinary office
  • This Pet Health column describes preventive steps that will help you protect yourself, your pets, and your livestock.

Poultry Updates

Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis

  • The Colorado Department of Agriculture is investigating a confirmed case of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis, which is a form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), within the state; a Mesa County premises has been placed under quarantine. The horse is quarantined after showing neurological clinical signs associated with the disease and subsequently testing positive for EHV-1. Currently the horse is under private veterinary care and seems to be making a good recovery. The horse had been to events over the previous two weeks, and all of those events have been notified.  Event organizers are communicating with participants to monitor their horses for signs of the disease, especially for fever (temperature over 101.5 degrees F).
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  • Recently, the State Veterinarian’s office has received a high volume of calls with questions regarding equine strangles. In Colorado, equine strangles is not a reportable disease, and therefore it is not a disease that the State Veterinarian’s Office will issue State quarantines for affected facilities or horses. While it is recommended for an infected barn to limit movement, restrictions with equine strangles are managed by the barn and the attending veterinarian.
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Veterinary Feed Directive- VFD

Poisonous Plants

Prepare for Animals in Disasters

How you can prepare your animals for a disaster