The Department of Livestock Reports Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies in Big Horn County
February 26, 2020
Helena, Mont. – On Tuesday February 12th, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) reported the first case of terrestrial (non-bat) rabies in the state in 2020. The rabies-infected skunk was captured in Big Horn County. There are no known cat, dog, or human exposures at this time.
The Department of Livestock has issued a 60 day county-wide quarantine for dogs, cats and ferrets (MCA Title 81, Chapters 2 and 20). The quarantine is in effect from Tuesday, February 12th to Sunday, April 12th . The terms of the quarantine include:
1. All non-vaccinated or not currently vaccinated dogs, cats,...