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Vesicular Diseases

See chapter 12 for further information.

(486) These include foot-and-mouth disease, vesicular stomatitis, vesicular exanthema and swine vesicular disease. All these viral infections produce blisters or vesicles around the snout, the tongue, on the teats and at the hoof skin junctions or coronary bands. (Fig.10-26a-c). In most countries they are notifiable and if suspected must be reported to the authorities.

Unruptured vesicles are evident at the hoof skin junction.

Ruptured vesicles are evident on the nose.

The dark areas on the hoof are due to long standing lesions of SVD.

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