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Animal health checks underway at Colorado State Fairgrounds

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 19:58:52-04

PUEBLO — The Colorado State Fair kicks off Friday in Pueblo, and organizers want to make sure all animals entering the grounds are healthy.
Inspectors have been working this week to check on all livestock to make sure they don't have any diseases that could potentially spread to other animals.
There is a currently an outbreak of vasicular stomatitis that has been affecting livestock such as horses and cows across the state. Inspectors say that is one of their main concerns this year.
The fairgrounds will be open to the public starting Friday at 10:00 a.m. KOAA is a proud sponsor and will be broadcasting live from the fair for News 5 at 5:00 p.m. and News 5 at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening as well as throughout the run of this year's fair.