Use of sentinel herds to study the epidemiology of vesicular stomatitis in the state of colorado.

@article{Mccluskey2002UseOS,
  title={Use of sentinel herds to study the epidemiology of vesicular stomatitis in the state of colorado.},
  author={Brian Mccluskey and Elizabeth L. Mumford and Mowafak D. Salman and Josie Traub-Dargatz},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={969},
  pages={
          205-9
        }
}
Approximately 20 sentinel premises in Colorado were visited quarterly during a 3-year prospective study to investigate the persistence of VS viruses in horses. A survey to assess management practices, health events, animal movements and environmental data was completed at each visit. Collection of serum samples and oral swabs along with a clinical examination of sentinel horses were performed at each visit. Serum samples were tested by 2 or more of 4 available serological tests. The data… CONTINUE READING