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Rabies

HEALTH MATTERS: Animal bites can be costly for victims

Anyone who owns a pet should know something about rabies and the full consequences of not getting pets vaccinated. In America, animals rarely transmit rabies to humans, but between 16,000 and 39,000 people each year need to be vaccinated as a precaution after an animal bite or other rabies e…

May 27, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…

Big Horn County rabies quarantine extended

The Montana Department of Livestock has extended the quarantine order issued for Big Horn County by one day after two skunks tested positive for rabies.

March 14, 2014 2:45 amLoading…

2nd rabid bat found at Holter Lake Campground

For the second time this season, a bat found at the Holter Lake Campground has tested positive for rabies, the Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department reported Thursday.

July 11, 2013 9:35 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Rabies vaccines protect pets, community

If you’ve got a dog or a cat, you’ve got to get it vaccinated for rabies.

July 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming outdoors: Feral cats not welcome; let’s reduce their numbers to zero

Every year when I am staying at Fort Smith, I see many cats, most of which do not have an owner. The cats prowl about the village and usually don’t approach me. Now and then I see one stalking songbirds in the neighborhood.

September 27, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Carter County under rabies quarantine

HELENA — The Montana Department of Livestock has placed Carter County in southeastern Montana under a rabies quarantine after a puppy tested positive for the viral infection that causes inflammation of the brain.

April 26, 2012 5:05 pmLoading…

Big Horn County extends rabies quarantine

Big Horn County extended an existing rabies quarantine through June 8 after an infected skunk was found near Busby.

April 10, 2012 5:31 pmLoading…

Rabies quarantine extended for Big Horn County

A rabies quarantine for Big Horn County has been extended to April 3 after a horse near Busby was diagnosed with the disease, the Montana Department of Livestock reports.

February 10, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…

State veterinarian issues rabies quarantine in Yellowstone County

Yellowstone County has been placed under a rabies quarantine after a skunk tested positive for the disease.

August 26, 2011 11:45 amLoading…

Wyoming rabies outbreak brings advice on prevention

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — To help Wyoming residents avoid a deadly disease for themselves, pets and livestock, the Wyoming Health Department is promoting rabies prevention strategies.

July 05, 2011 6:48 amLoading…

7th rabid skunk found in Laramie County

CHEYENNE - Two more rabid skunks have been found in Laramie County, boosting this year's total to seven and raising concerns about the disease spreading to pets in the area. The Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory told animal control officials that rabies tests were positive this week on two…

June 29, 2011 9:19 pmLoading…

2 more rabid skunks turn up in Laramie County

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two more rabid skunks have been found in Laramie County, bringing the total this year to five.

June 21, 2011 6:07 amLoading…

Rabid skunk in Cheyenne area, 3rd since January

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Another rabid skunk has turned up in Laramie County, the third since January.

June 09, 2011 7:41 amLoading…

Girl attacked by pit bull cross in Butte

BUTTE - Butte Silver Bow Animal Services officials say a 7-year-old girl was attacked by a pit bull cross while playing in Butte.

May 23, 2011 9:14 amLoading…
Pet Vet: Reader fears cat may have had rabies

Pet Vet: Reader fears cat may have had rabies

Dear Dr. Jorden: We have two cats, and their various vaccinations are not due until next May, including their rabies vaccinations.

December 04, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Series of rabies cases prompts warning from state

HELENA — Three recent incidents of exposures to bats in Gallatin, Teton and Flathead counties have prompted health officials to remind people of the dangers of  and the importance of vaccinating pets.

August 11, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Bozeman girl exposed to rabies at city park

BOZEMAN — City crews in Bozeman are checking the city's parks for bats after a young girl touched a bat that was later determined to have rabies.

July 24, 2010 4:47 pmLoading…

Pet vet: To be safe, check status of pet’s rabies vaccine

You may have seen in The Billings Gazette a few days ago that Yellowstone County is under a rabies quarantine. This is a result of a sick horse that was diagnosed with rabies in the county. This is not a new occurrence, as the county has been quarantined many times over the 35 years I have l…

June 19, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Horse with rabies prompts quarantine

HELENA – State officials have placed Yellowstone County under a rabies quarantine after a horse in Worden came down with the disease earlier this month.

June 08, 2010 3:12 pmLoading…

Rabies cases increase in Sheridan

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — The city of Sheridan has confirmed four cases of animal rabies in the past month, a significant increase over previous years.

December 21, 2009 12:00 pmLoading…

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