Department of Livestock recommends cancellation of equine events in Flathead County


February 9, 2023

Following multiple confirmed cases of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in Flathead County, the Montana Department of Livestock recommended that horse owners and event coordinators in the Flathead Valley limit travel and cancel events that bring horses from multiple sources together through Feb. 6 and further caution was advised through the month.

The recommendation was based on involvement of horses on 3 premises that attended events at two or more event centers in the area. Several horses have been euthanized because of poor prognosis.

The date of the department’s recommenda...

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