Vesicular Stomatitis Foot Lesions

It's known for causing severe mouth blisters, but foot lesions, too? The USDA's Dr. Angela Pelzel-McClusky explains.

Vesicular stomatitis is known for causing severe mouth blisters, but did you know it can cause foot lesions as well? The USDA's Dr. Angela Pelzel-McClusky explains.

About the Experts

Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, DVM

Angela Pelzel-McCluskey, DVM, is the equine epidemiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Veterinary Services. She is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pelzel-McCluskey obtained her veterinary degree in 2001 from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She worked in equine private practice in both Texas and Colorado and has served as an epidemiologist with state and federal animal health agencies since 2004. Dr. Pelzel-McCluskey currently oversees the federal response to reportable equine disease outbreaks nationwide and has been the lead epidemiologist for more than 25 state, regional, and national disease outbreak responses during her combined state and federal service.