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Vesicular Stomatitis in Colorado

West Nile Virus in Coloradao

Public Health Alert on Plague from the State Veterinarian's Office

  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory identified pneumonic plague in a Colorado resident on July 8, 2014. Investigation revealed that the family dog had recently died unexpectedly. Read more
  • Plague: questions and answers by CDPHE
  • Tularemia: questions and answers by CDPHE

Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) Cases in Colorado

  • As of 5/21/14, there are no new EHV-1 cases in Colorado learn more
  • On 5/14/14 a horse tested positive to EHV-1 The horse was euthanized due to complications from the neurologic form of EHV-1, also known as Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) learn more

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)

  •  The State Veterinarian's Office at the Colorado Department of Agriculture has created a PEDV Swine Exhibition Risk Assessment Guide that can be used for county fairs, shows, and exhibitions to help evaluate their level of biosecurity and help event organizers to prevent disease and reduce the risk of a disease outbreak.
    Any diagnosis or clinical signs suggestive of PEDV or SECD should be reported to the State Veterinarian's Office or USDA APHIS Veterinary Services. 
  • Read more on PEDV

Pet Health: Raw food diets come with risks,

  • Raw food diets come wiht risk, and claims of nutritional benifits are unfounded.... read more

Rabies update 2014

  • A skunk that bit a horse on February 14, 2014 north of Longmont has tested positive for rabies. More on Rabies

Backyard Goats

Current Events

Vesicular Stomatitis Google + Hangout

  • Join us for a Live Google+ Hangout 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, to learn about vesicular stomatitis and disease prevention from veterinarians at Colorado State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    A Google+ Hangout is much like a webinar, offering the chance to gain information and ask questions from your personal computer or device; all you need is internet service. To join the discussion, click here.
    Arm yourself with information to protect your horses and livestock by joining the discussion hosted by theColorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Featured experts will be Dr. Paul Morley, a CSU veterinarian and director of infection control for the university's Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and Dr. Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, USDA equine epidemiologist.
    Submit questions early by e-mailing cvmbs-socialmedia@colostate.edu , or through TwitterFacebook, or Google+, using the hashtag #PagingDrRam.