Broadus MT: Skunk Detected with Rabies-Dogs, Cats, Ferrets Quarantined

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Once in a great while various animals are detected to have contracted rabies throughout different areas in the state of Montana. We’ve seen cows, bats, skunks, and other varmints which have come down with the disease and when it occurs quarantining of domestic animals is likely to occur.

BROADUS, Mont. –

“A quarantine order has been issued for Powder River County after a skunk was diagnosed with rabies on June 13.

A notice from the Montana Department of Livestock says the skunk was captured in Powder River County and one dog was exposed. The dog is currently being managed for exposure.

In response, a 60-day county-wide quarantine for dogs, cats and ferrets in the county that are not currently vaccinated for rabies has been issued. The quarantine is in effect from June 13 to Aug. 12.

Under the order, unvaccinated or not currently vaccinated dogs, cats and ferrets in Powder River County are to remain in the county for no less than 60 days from the date of the last known terrestrial rabies.”

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