A horse in Flathead County “seems to be improving” after developing the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1.)
Officials from the Montana Department of Livestock say the horse was likely exposed when it attended an event in Ravalli County earlier this month. Other participants are being notified.
Assistant State Veterinarian Tahnee Szymanski says the infected horse became so weak.after the event couldn’t stand. She says the horse appears to have the wild strain.
“At this time, this incident of EHV-1 is limited in scope, but there remains a possibility for additional cases,” Szymanski said.