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


Date/2012Comments
Saturday,
July 7

Summary: Gathering has ended. Last day of shipping previously gathered horses to the Palomino Valley Center.

Animals gathered: 0                                                                                                                                                                              Animals shipped:  49
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none

Friday,
July 6

Summary: Gathering has ended. Shipping previously gathered horses to the Palomino Valley Center.

Animals gathered: 0                                                                                                                                                                              Animals shipped:  42
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none

Thursday, July 5

Summary: 19 stallions, 17 mares and 9 foals were gathered today. Horses captured today ranged in the Henneke body condition of 3.0 to 4.5. Weather was sunny with temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s during gathering. No visitors to the gather today.

The gather concluded today. The remainder of the gathered wild horses will be shipped in the next 1-2 days to the Palomino Valley Center near Reno, Nevada.

Animals gathered: 45                                                                                                                                                                              Animals shipped:  44
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none

Wednesday, July 4

Summary: 9 stallions, 12 mares and 6 foals were gathered today. Horses captured today ranged in the Henneke body condition of 4.0 to 5.0. Weather was sunny with temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s during gathering. No visitors to the gather today.

Animals gathered:  27                                                                                                                                                                               Animals shipped:  0
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none 

Tuesday,
July 3

Summary: 17 stallions, 14 mares and 7 foals were gathered today. Horses captured today range in the Henneke body conditions 4.0 to 5.0. Weather was sunny with temperatures in the low 80s during gathering. No visitors to the gather today.

Two animals were euthanized because of chronic conditions: 11-year-old sorrel stallion and 5-month-old sorrel stud colt.

Animals gathered: 38
Animals shipped:  42
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 2
Cause: Stallion had ulcerative skin condition affecting front hooves causing lameness and deformed hoof growth. Colt had pre-existing wounds with infection and severe lameness.

Monday,
July 2

Summary: 32 stallions, 23 mares and 8 foals were gathered today. Weather was sunny and clear with temperatures in low to mid-80s. Body conditions of horses gathered today are in the 3.5 to 4 range. No visitors to gather today.  One 5-year-old bay mare was euthanized after sustaining an injury to rear leg.

Animals gathered: 63
Animals shipped:  42
Acute condition animal deaths: 1
Cause: Acute laceration to large blood vessels causing severe bleeding. Euthanized as an act of mercy.
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none

Sunday,
July 1

Summary: 15 stallions, 23 mares and 12 foals were gathered today as operations resumed in the northern, non-emergency portion of the HMA. Temperatures were in the low 80s. Gathering ended at noon.  Body condition of horses gathered today ranges from 3.5 to 4 on the Henneke Scale. Two animals with chronic/pre-existing conditions were euthanized today: a 20-year-old stallion and a 2-month-old filly.

Animals gathered: 50
Animals shipped:  0
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 2
Cause: Lame stallion with body condition 1.5, previouls broken and poorly healed rear leg. Brown foal with severe and painful eye injury.

 Last day of emergency gather in southern portion of the HMA.
Friday,
June 22

Summary: 7 stallions, 11 mares and 4 foals were gathered today. Their body conditions ranged from 2.5 to 4 on the Henneke scale. One mare was euthanized today.  Her body condition score was 2.5 and she had a tumor near the left eye.

Animals gathered: 22
Animals shipped:  41
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 1
Cause: Her body condition score was 2.5 and she had a tumor near the left eye, with a poor prognosis for improvement.

Thursday,
June 21

Update 6/29

Summary: 14 stallions, 13 mares and 7 foals were gathered today. Their body conditions ranged from 2.5 to 4 on the Henneke scale. One horse was euthanized because of a chronic/pre-existing condition. 

Animals gathered: 34 
Animals shipped:  43
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 1
Cause: Euthanized approximately three-month-old sorrel foal, body condition score of 3, due to inguinal hernia with prolapse of intestine into the scrotum, unlikely to survive or improve.

Wednesday,
June 20

Summary: 14 stallions, 18 mares and 9 foals were gathered today. Temperatures during gathering today ranged from 62 degrees to 78 degrees at the trapsite.

Animals gathered: 41 
Animals shipped:  0 
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none

Tuesday,
June 19

Summary: 5 stallions, 9 mares and 3 foals were gathered today. Body conditions continue to be in the Henneke 2-4 range. Water trucks are being used to control dust at the gather and holding sites as well as along the two-track froad from Jungo Road to the gather site. 

Animals gathered: 17 
Animals shipped:  12
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none

Monday,
June 18

Summary: 5 stallions, 5 mares and 2 foals were gathered today. The body condition of the animals gathered is in the 2 to 4 range. Gather operations ended early at 9:25 a.m. because of high winds.

Animals gathered:  12
Animals shipped:   37
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing animal deaths: 0
Cause: none

Sunday,
June 17

 Update 6/29

Summary: 12 stallions, 14 mares, and 7 foals were gathered today. The body condition of the horses gathered today were in the 2 to 4 range on the Henneke scale. Temperatures during the gather ranged from 73 degrees to 87 degrees. One stallion was released. A bay mare was euthanized due to a prolapsed uterus, an acute illness, with a very poor prognosis for recovery.

Animals gathered:  33
Animals shipped:   47
Acute condition animal deaths: 1
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: A 15-year-old bay mare was euthanized due to a prolapsed uterus, an acute illness, with a very poor prognosis for recovery.

Saturday, 
June 16

Correction update on 6/18: a 9-year-old bay mare with vertebral deformity of neck and body condition of 1.5 was euthanized.

Summary: 24 stallions, 16 mares, and 15 foals were gathered today. The body condition of the horses gathered today were in the 2 to 4 range on the Henneke scale. Temperatures during the gather ranged from 65 degrees to 92 degrees.

Animals gathered:  55
Animals shipped:   6
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 1
Cause: Euthanized a four-year-old bay mare with severe neck deformity, body condition score of 1.5 and poor prognosis for improvement

Friday,
June 15

Summary: One mare and her foal were gathered before high winds ended gathering early for the day.

Animals gathered:   2
Animals shipped:   0
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none

Thursday, 
June 14

Summary: 2 stallions, 1 mare and 1 foal were gathered today. Horses gathered today ranged in the Henneke body condition of 3-4. 

Animals gathered:   4
Animals shipped:   43
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none

Wednesday, 
June 13

Summary: 15 stallions, 17 mares and 11 foals were gathered today. Horses gathered today ranged in the Henneke body condition of 3-4. 

Animals gathered:   43
Animals shipped:   39
Acute condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0
Cause: none

Tuesday, 
June 12

Summary:   12 stallions, 19 mares and 9 foals were gathered today at trap located near Rail Road Springs. Horses are thin to moderately thin, mostly Henneke body condition 4s. Some mares showing 2s to 3 body conditions. Temperatures were cool to warm; 60s in morning and mid-80s most of the afternoon with high of 89 reported at the trap.  One stallion escaped from temporary holding and returned to the range.

Animals gathered:   40 (-1 escapee) = 39   
Animals shipped:   18      
Acute condition animal deaths:  0 
Cause:   none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0         
Cause:   none

Monday, 
June 11

Summary:  6 stallions, 6 mares and 2 foals were gathered today in the Trail Springs gather location. Body condition scores were between mid 2s (very thin) to 4s (moderately thin), except 2 mares and the foals that were a 2. Gather site was re-located from Trail Springs to the southeast portion of the HMA. Some horses from previous day were shipped to Palomino Valley Center outside Reno. 

Animals gathered:    14 
Animals shipped:      39
Acute condition animal deaths:  0 
Cause:   none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths: 0         
Cause:   none

Sunday, 
June 10

Summary:  9 stallions, 15 mares and 11 foals were gathered today in the Trail Springs gather location. Body condition scores were between mid 2s (very thin) to 4s (moderately thin). Mares and foals in general had lower body condition scores with over half of them scoring less than a 3. One mare with a foal that was treated yesterday for lameness due to a minor leg injury was treated again this morning before being shipped. Highs in the low 80s. Three observers. Some horses from previous day were shipped to Palomino Valley Center outside Reno. 

3 animals euthanized: one yearling with body condition score of 1.5 that was unlikely to improve in condition; one 17 year old stud with a severe developmental limb deformity resulting in severe lameness (chronic); and a 9 year old stud with a deformed right leg due to a pre-existing fracture to the knee resulting in severe lameness. 

Animals gathered:    35 
Animals shipped:      34
Acute condition animal deaths:  0 
Cause:   none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths:  3       
Cause: One yearling with body condition score of 1.5 that was unlikely to improve in condition; one 17 year old stud with a severe developmental limb deformity resulting in severe lameness (chronic); and a 9 year old stud with a deformed right leg due to a pre-existing fracture to the knee resulting in severe lameness. 

Saturday, 
June 9

Summary:  25 stallions, 14 mares and 6 foals were gathered today in the Trail Springs gather location. Body condition scores were between mid 2s (very thin) to 4s (moderately thin). Highs were in the high 50s to low 60s. Three observers. Horses from previous day were shipped to Palomino Valley Center outside Reno.

The observed percentage of foals is lower than expected which may be contributable to lower body condition of the mares and foals due to limited forage and water and the foals are not surviving. 

Animals gathered:    45 
Animals shipped:      27
Acute condition animal deaths:  0 
Cause:   none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths:  0       
Cause:   none

Friday,
June 8 

Summary:  10 stallions, 15 mares and 2 foals were gathered today in the Trail Springs gather location. Body condition scores were between mid 2s (very thin) to 4s (moderately thin). The helicopter moved the horses a maximum of 3 miles. High of 60 degrees when gathering concluded. One observer. 

Animals gathered:    27 
Animals shipped:      0
Acute condition animal deaths:  0 
Cause:   none
Chronic/Pre-existing condition animal deaths:  0       
Cause:   none


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Cumulative Totals
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647

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10


Jackson Gather Wild Horse Deaths

Report on deaths from start of gather