By Christi Lightcap
Special to The SUN
As of Aug. 12, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office had 70 locations in 10 counties under quarantine after horses, mules and cattle herds tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS), including four current premises and two released quarantines in Archuleta County.
Other counties under quarantine include: Chaffee County, one current premise; Conejos County, one current premise; Delta County, 15 current premises, two released quarantines; La Plata County, five current premises, one released quarantine; Larimer County, 18 current premises, three released quarantines; Mesa County, three current premises, one released quarantine; Montezuma County, two current premises, two released quarantines; Montrose County, 19 current premises, two released quarantines; Weld County, two current premises; totals: 70 current premises and 13 released quarantines.
“This outbreak is not contained to one specific area of the state. I encourage all livestock owners to be aware of their county status and take the proper precautions to prevent insect populations on their property,” said State Veterinarian Keith Roehr.