Vesicular Stomatitis

Impacts

Horses, Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Llamas, Alpacas, and Humans

Overview / Symptoms

  • Animals may express symptoms of excessive salivation, lameness, decreased milk production, lesions in mouth, lips nostrils, coronary band, prepuce, vulva, or teats
  • Rarely infects humans. If infected, humans may experience fever, muscle aches, headache, or malaise
  • Believed to be spread through insect vectors, mechanical transmission, or movement of animals
  • Rarely causes animals to die, but does have economic impacts on animal producers