Livestock Disease Dying Down In Some Colorado Areas, Appearing In Others

A disease affecting livestock, Vesicular Stomatitis, is showing up in new places in Colorado, while dying down in other parts of the state. The number of cases is shrinking in western Colorado and Larimer County.

The latest numbers from the state department of agriculture show, overall, there are 56 locations in 15 counties under quarantine after horses, mules and cattle have tested positive for the disease.

It is spread mostly by biting insects and causes sores in an animal’s mouth that make it hard to eat.

New cases have turned up in Adams, Broomfield, Elbert and El Paso counties. Colder weather could help bring an end to this latest outbreak.