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Inspectors working to prevent spread of livestock disease at State Fair

Posted at 5:38 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 19:38:47-04

PUEBLO — Some safety preparations were under way Wednesday at the State Fair.

Inspectors spent the day checking on animals before they made it to the fairgrounds. They said they want to make sure different diseases don't come in and spread. This year, on specific disease is their main concern.

"This year in particular, we are looking a lot more because of the vasicular stomatitis outbreak. We are looking a littlle harder for things, trying to keep that down as it is a disease that could possibly be communicable between the other animals here," said inspector, Tom Laca.

The fair starts this Friday and is open to the public at 10 a.m.

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