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The BLM is using specific terms to better describe the kinds of deaths that can occur during a gather. Click on the link to learn more about the terms "acute" and "chronic/pre-existing."

Date/2013 Comments

 Saturday, August 24

Summary: The contractor gathered 3 wild horses under clear skies with temperatures around 78 degrees and the horses had an average Body Condition Score (BCS) of 2. There were no visitors at the gather today.  

Animals gathered:  3 (1 stud, 2 mares, 0 foals)   
Animals shipped:         

Acute related animal deaths: 

Cause:   None  
Chronic/pre-existing related animal deaths:  0         
Cause:   None    

Sunday, August 25

Summary: The contractor gathered 5 wild horses under sunny skies with temperatures around 85 degrees. The horses had an average BCS score of 2. There were no visitors at the gather today.  

Animals gathered:  5 (1 stud, 2 mares, 2 foals)   
Animals shipped:         

Acute related animal deaths: 

Cause:   None  
Chronic/pre-existing related animal deaths:  0         
Cause:   None    

Monday, August 26

Summary: The contractor gathered 6 wild horses under cloudy skies with temperatures around 80 degrees. The horses had an average BCS score of 2. There were no visitors at the gather today.  

Animals gathered:  6 (2 stud, 4 mares, 0 foals)   
Animals shipped:         

Acute related animal deaths: 

Cause:   None  
Chronic/pre-existing related animal deaths:  0         
Cause:   None    

Tuesday, August 27

Summary: The contractor gathered 4 wild horses under cloudy skies with temperatures around 74 degrees. The horses had an average BCS score of 1.5. There were no visitors at the gather today.

Horses with a BCS score of 1 are in poor condition and show extreme emaciation, prominent rib projection and easliy noticeable bone structure.  

Animals gathered:  4 (0 studs, 3 mares, 1 foals)   
Animals shipped:         

Acute related animal deaths: 

Cause:   None  
Chronic/pre-existing related animal deaths:  0         
Cause:   None    

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Summary: The gather ended today when the contractor captured 15 wild horses under partly cloudy skies with temperatures around 81 degrees. The horses had an average BCS score of 4. There were no visitors at the gather today.  

Animals gathered:  15 (5 studs, 7 mares, 3 foals)   
Animals shipped:   32 horses will be shipped tomorrow morning to the holding facility in Gunnison, Utah.      

Acute related animal deaths: 

Cause:   None  
Chronic/pre-existing related animal deaths:  1        
Cause:   A bay colt had a hind leg flexer tendon deformity due to genetics and/or nutrition.   


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August 28 , 2013

Animals
Gathered

Animals
Returned to
Home Range

Animal
Deaths


 

15

0

1

Cumulative Totals
as of August 28, 2013

Animals
Gathered

Animals
Returned to
Home Range

Animal
Deaths


 

33

0

1