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Pueblo County Fair officials working to prevent spread of livestock virus

Posted: 6:00 PM, Jul 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-20 20:00:00-04
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PUEBLO COUNTY — Fair officials in Pueblo County are making sure a virus doesn't spread to horses and other livestock.

Officials are on the look out for Vesicular Stomatitis and will be requesting health certificates for the last seven days of the fair.

Inspectors will check animals at the Fair gates and veterinarians will also be on-site.

"If there was an outbreak it would be hard to stop, especially in the fairgrounds with the close proximity of all the animals together. It would be devastating to have it spread because it would spread real quick," said Fair Board President, Tom Coffield.

Pueblo County has not had a case of the virus yet this year.