U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
Calico Mountains Complex Gather Activities Update at Indian Lakes Road Facility
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To view the Indian Lakes Road Facility Wild Horse Updates, click here.

Date/2010 

BLM stopped posting updates specific to Calico wild horses on Oct. 29.
There are wild horses from additional gathers at the Indian Lakes Facility, so the updates are no longer specific to the Calico gather.

Oct. 23 
through 
Oct. 29

Indian Lakes Weekly Update

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See June 11 Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report).  One death occurred this week, #2438 was euthanized due to a broken leg.
 
Weekly Facility Death: 1
Oct. 16 through
Oct. 22
Indian Lakes Weekly Update
Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See June 11 Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report). Two deaths occurred this week #2384 died from a spinal/neck injury in the chute and #2512 was euthanized due to poor condition.
 
All Silver King horses have been freeze marked and prepped for adoption. They will receive booster vaccinations in 3-4 weeks.
 
Weekly Facility Death: 2
 

Oct. 9 through 
Oct. 15

Indian Lakes Weekly Update 
Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See June 11 Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report).  One death occurred this week: #2050 was euthanized due to poor condition. The facility has finished receiving horses removed from the Silver King gather this week.  Four hundred and six horses have been received.  Preparation for adoption/sales is taking place.  The animals are in good condition and there are no health issues noted. 

 
Weekly Facility Death: 1
Oct. 2
through
Oct. 8

Indian Lakes Weekly Update
Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See June 11 Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report).  No deaths occurred this week.

All Twin Peaks horses that were received at the facility have been prepped for adoption or sale. They will receive their second vaccinations in 3-4 weeks. The facility is receiving wild horses from the Silver King gather this week. So far, 265 head have been received.  Those animals are being prepared for adoption or sales.  The animals are in good condition and there are no health issues noted. 
 
Weekly Facility Death: 0
Sept. 25
through
Oct. 1

Indian Lakes Weekly Update
Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the  2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of  upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See June 11 Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report).

Two deaths occurred this week. One unmarked horse from Twin Peaks died due to a spinal/head injury and #1969 foal which had been receiving medical treatment since arrival died due to poor and weak condition.
 
All Twin Peaks horses received at Indian Lakes have been prepped for adoption or sale. They will receive their second vaccinations in 3-4 weeks. The facility received 193 wild horses removed from the Silver King HMA this week.  They are being prepared for adoption or sale.  The animals are in good condition and there are no health issues noted. 
 
Weekly Facility Death: 2
Sept. 18
through
Sept. 24
Indian Lakes Weekly Update

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See June 11 Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report). No deaths occurred this week.
 
185 Twin Peaks horses were received at Indian Lakes and will be prepped for adoption in the upcoming weeks. All are in good condition to date.
 
Weekly Facility Death: 0
Sept. 11
through
Sept. 17
Indian Lakes Weekly Update

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of  upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See June 11 Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report)  Two deaths occurred this week: #0740, 12-year-old mare in poor body condition died on her own; #0355, 4-year-old mare was found dead reason unknown.
 
Twin Peaks horses are arriving at Indian Lakes and will be prepped for adoption in the upcoming weeks.  All are in good condition to date.
 
Weekly Facility Death: 2
Sept. 4
through
Sept. 10

Indian Lakes Weekly Update

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See June 11 Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report)  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent. No deaths or miscarriages this week.  

 
Weekly Facility Death: 0

Aug. 28
through
Sept. 3

Indian Lakes Weekly Update

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See June 11 Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report)  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent. Three deaths occurred this week: #0559 (15 year old poor condition mare, Calico HMA) found dead in pen, #0302 (15 year old poor condition mare, Warm Springs HMA) found dead in pen and #6048 (yearling born at Palomino Valley Center) suffered leg fracture and was euthanized.  No miscarriages occurred.  

 
Weekly Facility Death: 3
Aug. 21 through Aug. 27
Indian Lakes Weekly Update

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See June 11 Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report)  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent. One death occurred this week, #6932, (yearling filly sent from PVC) due to a hind leg injury.  No miscarriages occurred.  
 
The cumulative death total has been removed from the weekly updates due to the fact it no longer reflects only Calico horses. There is a mix of several HMA’s at Indian Lakes, and this will continue in the future. Many of the Calico horses have since been transported to long term pastures in the mid-west and younger animals have been transported to adoption venues throughout the nation. 
 
Weekly Facility Death: 1

Aug. 14 through 
Aug. 20

Indian Lakes Weekly Update

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease.  They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See June 11 Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report)  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.  No miscarriages occurred.  
 
Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 113
Aug. 7
through
Aug. 13
 
Indian Lakes Weekly Update

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease.  They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See previous attached Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report at June 11)  Two deaths occurred this week, #1807 (Black Rock West HMA) died from a neck injury and #1269 (Calico HMA) died due to complications following gelding.  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.  No miscarriages occurred.  
 
Facility Death: 2, Cumulative Death total: 113
 
 
Dr. Eric Davis of the United States Humane Society visited the Indian Lakes Facility on July 1, 2010 to view castration procedures. Click here for report. 
July 31
through
Aug. 6
Notice
The Calico Internet adoption has concluded. 12 sale age horses were offered for sale to good homes and all 12 were purchased. 92 horses were offered for adoption and 73 were adopted. Selected animals are being distributed to their adopters and purchasers. 
 
 
Indian Lakes Weekly Update

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease.  They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See previous attached Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report at June 11)  No deaths occurred this week.  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.  No miscarriages occurred.  
 
Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 111
 
July 24 through 
July 30
Notice
The Calico I-net adoption has concluded. Currently we are waiting for all paperwork to be finalized and selected animals will be shipped to their appropriate pick up locations in the upcoming weeks. 
 
Indian Lakes Weekly Update

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the  2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of  upper respiratory disease.  They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See previous attached Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report at June 11)  Two deaths occurred this week: stallion #1705 suffered a broken leg and was euthanized and mare # 6363 which came from Palomino Valley suffered a spinal injury and died on her own. Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent. No miscarriages occurred.  
 
Facility Death: 2, Cumulative Death total: 111
Friday,
July 23
Notice
All Calico horses selected for the July 14, I-net adoption have been transported to Palomino Valley and are available for viewing. For any details on the upcoming internet adoption event and viewing location, please call (775) 475-2222.
 
Indian Lakes Weekly Update (July 16 thru July 23)

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the  2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of  upper respiratory disease.  They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See previous attached Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report at June 11)  Two deaths occurred this week: mare 7074, which came from Palomino Valley facility, was found dead.  Death cause unknown. Stallion 1362 broke his leg during sorting and was euthanized.  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.  No miscarriages occurred.  
 
Facility Death: 2, Cumulative Death total: 109
 
Thursday,
July 15
Notice
All Calico horses selected for the July 14, internet adoption have been transported to Palomino Valley and are available for viewing. For any details on the upcoming internet adoption event and viewing location, please call (775) 475-2222.

Indian Lakes Weekly Update (July 10 thru July 15)

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health. Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet. A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See previous attached Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report at June 11) Gelding of the five years and older stallions continued this week. Three deaths occurred this week: a yearling gelding (#0852) that has been in the hospital pen receiving treatment for 3 months was euthanized due to chronic lameness with a stifle joint, a 25 yr old stallion (#1620) was euthanized due to old age and poor condition and a 3 yr old gelding (#1137) suffered a spinal neck injury while sorting and died on its’ own. Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent. No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 3, Cumulative Death total: 107
Friday,
July 9
Notice
All Calico horses selected for the July 14, internet adoption have been transported to Palomino Valley and are available for viewing. For any details on the upcoming internet adoption event and viewing location, please call (775) 475-2222.
 
Indian Lakes Weekly Update (July 3 thru July 9)

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the  2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of  upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See previous attached Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report at June 11) Gelding of the five years and older stallions continued this week.  Two deaths occurred this week: 10 yr old gelding (1561) died of pulmonary hemorrhage and 0964 (yearling filly) was found dead, reason unknown. No necropsy was performed.  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent. No miscarriages occurred.  
 
Facility Death: 2, Cumulative Death total: 104

Friday,
July 2

Notice
All Calico horses selected for the July 14 internet adoption have been transported to Palomino Valley and are available for viewing.  For any details on the upcoming internet adoption event and viewing location, please call (775) 475-2222 or visit the BLM adoption website at: https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/.
 
Indian Lakes Weekly Update (June 26 thru July 2)

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease.  They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See previous attached Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report at June 11)  Gelding of the five years and older stallions continued this week.  Dr. Eric Davis from the Humane Society of the United States visited the facility on Thursday, July 1, to observe the castration process.  One death occurred this week: 15 yr old gelding (1442) was found dead.  Death reason unknown.  No necropsy was performed.  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.  No miscarriages occurred.  
 
Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 102
 
Friday,
June 25
Notice
All Calico horses selected for the July 14 internet adoption have been transported to Palomino Valley and are available for viewing. For any details on the upcoming internet adoption event and viewing location, please call (775) 475-2222.
 
Indian Lakes Weekly Update (June 19 thru June 25)

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See previous attached Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report at June 11). Gelding of the five years and older stallions continued this week.  Two deaths occurred this week: a 12-year-old stallion (#1406) suffered a spinal neck injury, and a 25-year-old gelding (#1337) was found dead.  Necropsy was performed and the gelding’s death was due to pulmonary hemorrhage caused from anesthesia.  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.  No miscarriages occurred.  
 
Facility Death: 2, Cumulative Death total: 101
Friday,
June 18
Notice
BLM will be transporting additional Calico horses selected from the last tour day at Indian Lakes Facility to the Palomino Valley facility on Monday June 21 – Wednesday June 23. These horses will be available for adoption during the July 14, Internet adoption. For any details on the upcoming internet adoption event and viewing location, please call (775) 475-2222.
 
Indian Lakes Weekly Update (June 12 thru June 18)

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease.  They are being monitored and treated as necessary. (See previous attached Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report at June 11)  Gelding of the five years and older stallions took place this week.  During gelding, one stallion was noted with two cryptorchid testicles and was euthanized (#1475), one stallion suffered a spinal injury while in the chute and died on his own (#1844) and one gelding was found dead in the pen (#1699).  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent. No miscarriages occurred.  

NOTE: addition of tag numbers of the deceased horses has been added to this entry (Wednesday, June 23).

Facility Death: 3, Cumulative Death total: 99
Friday,
June 11
Notice
BLM concluded the last public tour at the Indian Lakes Rd. Facility on June 10, 2010. The attendees identified twenty-two horses for potential adoption. The animals will be transported to Palomino Valley Corrals during the next two weeks where they will be available for viewing. Interested adopters will have a chance to adopt them on the July 14 Internet Adoption. For any details on the upcoming internet adoption event and viewing location, please call (775) 475-2222.
 
Indian Lakes Weekly Update (June 5 thru June 11)

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet. Approximately 10 of the earliest born 2010 foals are noted with upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary. Click here for the Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report. Eighteen Calico geldings were transported to the Carson City Prison for gentling and training.  They will be made available for adoption during the October 9, 2010 adoption event located at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center.  Also, 25 Calico horses of adoptable age were transported to Great Falls, Montana, for a weekend adoption event that takes place on June 11-12, 2010.  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.  No miscarriages occurred.  One gelding (#1011) which underwent cryptorchid surgery several weeks earlier was euthanized due to poor body condition.
 
Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 96
Friday,
June 4
Notice
One final public tour at the Indian Lakes Facility will be held on June 10th from 10 AM to 3 PM for unlimited numbers of visitors (see BLM's news release).  Potential wild horse adopters are invited to identify horses they would like to be added to a July 14Internet Adoption.  Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222 to schedule visits and for directions to the facility.
 
Indian Lakes Weekly Update (May 29 to June 4)

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  No miscarriages occurred.   One death: a 25 year old mare (#0180) was found dead in her pen- cause unknown. Her foal was placed with a volunteer private party who will provide care for the orphan until it is old enough for adoption. Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent. 

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 95
 
Friday,
May 28
Notice
Two final public tours at the Indian Lakes Facility will be held on June 3 and 10 from 10 AM to 3 PM for unlimited numbers of visitors (see BLM's news release).  Potential wild horse adopters are invited to identify horses they would like to be added to a July 14 Internet Adoption.  Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222 to schedule visits and for directions to the facility.
 
Indian Lakes Weekly Update

Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  No miscarriages occurred.   Four deaths occurred: 2 year old mare (#0341) was euthanized after antibiotics failed to control a massive infection resulting from difficult birth, involving foal extraction and likely uterine laceration; 7-year-old mare (#0074) found dead in pen – cause unknown; 15-year-old stallion (#1560) euthanized after being found in pen with spinal injury; 7-year-old stallion (#1306) discovered dead in pen – cause unknown. Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent. 

Facility Death: 4, Cumulative Death total: 94
Friday,
May 21
Notice
The Indian Lakes Facility tour on May 30th is cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, May 27th (11 AM to 1 PM) due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.
As of this date the daily update for the Indian Lakes Facility will change to a weekly update that will be posted on Friday of each week. The next update will occur on May 28th.

Indian Lakes Update

Most poor condition horses have gained weight and regained their health.  Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet.  No miscarriages occurred.  No deaths.  Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent. Eighty-two Calico horses have been shipped to the Palomino Valley Facility east of Sparks, Nevada for photographing and presentation in a July 2010 Internet Adoption.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 90

BLM Statement Concerning a Foal That Was Euthanized at Indian Lakes on May 16, 2010

On Sunday, May 16, the BLM authorized the euthanasia of a 3-day-old foal that was born on May 13.  The foal had been weak from birth and declined in condition over the weekend.  The authorization followed the advice of an examining veterinarian who had determined that although the foal was being mothered and nursed by his dam, it was weak, severely dehydrated and unable to rise without assistance.  The condition was attributed to a limited amount of milk available from the mare and a general failure to thrive.  At the time the foal was euthanized it was suffering and had a hopeless prognosis for survival.
Thursday,
May 20

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

Most poor condition horses have gained weight and regained their health. Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet. No miscarriages occurred. No deaths. Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 90

Wednesday,
May 19

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

Most poor condition horses have gained weight and regained their health. Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet. No miscarriages occurred. A yearling gelding (#1096) was euthanized after he was found down in his pen; diagnosis fractured neck, cause unknown. Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 90

Tuesday,
May 18

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

Most poor condition horses have gained weight and regained their health. Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet. No miscarriages occurred. No deaths. Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 89

Monday,
May 17

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

Most poor condition horses have gained weight and regained their health. Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet. No miscarriages occurred. Two year old gelding (tag number 1264) that had under gone cryptorchid surgery 5 days ago was found dead – gelding complications & colic. Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 89

Sunday,
May 16

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

Most poor condition horses have gained weight and regained their health. Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet. No miscarriages occurred. No deaths. Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 88

Saturday,
May 15

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

Most poor condition horses have gained weight and regained their health. Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet. No miscarriages occurred. A 10 year old mare (tag number 0135) was found dead – cause of death undetermined. Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 88

Friday,
May 14

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues. No miscarriages occurred. No deaths. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 87

Thursday,
May 13

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues. No miscarriages occurred. No deaths. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 87

Wednesday,
May 12

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues. No miscarriages occurred. Three year old mare euthanized – fractured neck. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 1  Cumulative Death total: 87

Tuesday,
May 11

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 86

Monday,
May 10

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues. One 20 year old stallion (#1316) was euthanized – leg fracture. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 1  Cumulative Death total: 86

Sunday,
May 9

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 85

Saturday,
May 8

Notice: The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 85

Friday,
May 7

Notice: The May 9th, Sunday Indian Lakes Facility tour has been cancelled and changed to May 8th, Saturday (11 AM to 1 PM) due to Mother's Day. The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight.  The gelding of four years and younger horses continues.  No miscarriages occurred.  A yearling male was euthanized – fractured leg.  Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 1  Cumulative Death total: 85

Thursday,
May 6

Notice: The May 9th, Sunday Indian Lakes Facility tour has been cancelled and changed to May 8th, Saturday (11 AM to 1 PM) due to Mother's Day. The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues. No miscarriages occurred. A yearling male was euthanized due poor condition related to diarrhea and colic. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 1  Cumulative Death total: 84

Wednesday,
May 5

Notice: The May 9th, Sunday Indian Lakes Facility tour has been cancelled and changed to May 8th, Saturday (11 AM to 1 PM) due to Mother's Day. The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues. No miscarriages occurred. A two year old died; necropsy revealed that pulmonary hemorrhage was the cause of death. The hemorrhage was most likely caused by previous day’s anesthesia applied for gelding. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 1  Cumulative Death total: 83

Tuesday,
May 4
Notice: The May 9th, Sunday Indian Lakes Facility tour has been cancelled and changed to May 8th, Saturday (11 AM to 1 PM) due to Mother's Day.  The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight.  The gelding of four years and younger horses continues.  No miscarriages occurred.  One yearling filly was found dead in her pen, cause of death unknown.  Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 1  Cumulative Death total: 82
Monday,
May 3
Notice: The May 9th, Sunday Indian Lakes Facility tour has been cancelled and changed to May 8th, Saturday (11 AM to 1 PM) due to Mother's Day.  The tour on May 30th is cancelled due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Advance sign-up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight.  The gelding of four years and younger horses continues.  No miscarriages occurred.  Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 81
Sunday,
May 2

All horses are gaining weight.  The gelding of four years and younger horses continues.  No miscarriages occurred.  Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 81

Saturday,
May 1
All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues.  No miscarriages occurred. One seven-year-old mare was euthanized due to foaling complications involving a prolapsed uterus and arterial hemorrhage.  Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 1  Cumulative Death total: 81

Friday,
April 30

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 80

Thursday,
April 29

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses continues. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 80

Wednesday,
April 28

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses is underway and will continue until completed. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 80

Tuesday,
April 27

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses is underway and will continue until completed. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily. A 3-year-old mare was euthanized after being unable to deliver her foal.

Facility Death: 1 Cumulative Death total: 80

Monday,
April 26

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses is underway and will continue until completed. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79

Sunday,
April 25

All horses are gaining weight. The gelding of four years and younger horses is underway and will continue until completed. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79

Saturday,
April 24

All horses are gaining weight including a few poor condition mares and stallions that have been separated and are being maintained in their own pens. The gelding of four years and younger horses is underway and will continue until completed.  No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79

Friday,
April 23

Notice: The April 25th, Sunday Indian Lakes Facility tour has been cancelled and changed to April 24th, Saturday (11 AM to 1 PM). This is a one-time change and future tours will continue to be held on Sundays. Advance sign up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight including a few poor condition mares and stallions that have been separated and are being maintained in their own pens. The gelding of four years and younger horses is underway and will continue until completed. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79

Thursday,
April 22

Notice: The April 25th, Sunday Indian Lakes Facility tour has been cancelled and changed to April 24th, Saturday (11 AM to 1 PM). This is a one-time change and future tours will continue to be held on Sundays. Advance sign up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight including a few poor condition mares and stallions that have been separated and are being maintained in their own pens. The gelding of four years and younger horses is underway and will continue until completed. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79

Wednesday,
April 21

Notice: The April 25th, Sunday Indian Lakes Facility tour has been cancelled and changed to April 24th, Saturday (11 AM to 1 PM). This is a one-time change and future tours will continue to be held on Sundays. Advance sign up for tours is required; call (775) 475-2222.

All horses are gaining weight including a few poor condition mares and stallions that have been separated and are being maintained in their own pens. The gelding of four years and younger horses is underway and will continue until completed. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79

Tuesday,
April 20

Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Mares that have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily. Gelding of four years and younger horses is continuing today.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79

Monday,
April 19
Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Mares that have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily. Gelding of stallions four years and younger is continuing today.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79
Sunday,
April 18
Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Mares that have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily. No gelding is occurring today.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79

Saturday,
April 17

Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Mares that have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight. No miscarriages occurred. Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily. No gelding is occurring today.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79
Friday,
April 16
Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  Mares that have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight.  No miscarriages occurred.  Mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily.  Work to geld horses four years and younger began today.
 
Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79
Thursday,
April 15
Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  Mares which have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight as well.  No miscarriages occurred.  The mares are actively foaling and new foals are born daily. 
 
Some visitors to the Indian Lakes Road Facility in Fallon have noticed some hematomas that look very similar to pigeon fever, which had been identified in a small number of horses. BLM has been busy modifying the feed bunks, which is believed to have caused the hematomas. To read the veterinary report about this click here.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79
Wednesday,
April 14
Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Mares which have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight as well. No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79
Tuesday,
April 13
Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Mares which have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight as well. No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 79
Monday,
April 12
Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  Mares which have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight as well. No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 79
Sunday,
April 11
Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  Mares which have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight as well. No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 79
 
Saturday,
April 10
Sorting and hospital pen work are occurring today.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  Mares which have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight as well.  One 25-year-old mare was found dead. Diagnosis of death due to old age.  No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 1  Cumulative Death total: 79
Friday,
April 9
Booster vaccinations are continuing today.  All 2009 colts and most mares have had booster vaccinations and their second deworming.  The remaining mares and stallions will be receiving their boosters and second deworming throughout the next 3 weeks.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  Mares which have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight as well.  Four stallions and one mare were removed from the hospital pens and placed in a recovery pen. One weaned stud colt died due to colic. There are no miscarriages to report. The mares are actively foaling and foals are born daily. 
 
Facility Death: 1  Cumulative Death total: 78
Thursday,
April 8
Booster vaccinations are not taking place today as staff is removing BLM supplies and equipment from the previous contract facility in Fallon which is now closed.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  Mares which have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight as well.  One mare was placed in the hospital pen for a vaccine abscess and will be treated.  There are no miscarriages to report.  The mares are actively foaling and foals are born daily. 
 
On Monday, April 5, BLM’s daily update included two Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reports. In the report dated March 6, the veterinarian who visited the Indian Lakes Road Facility noted that a mare died while giving birth.  While the mare’s death was recorded in BLM’s veterinarian log book, as well as on an internal BLM death reporting form, it was an oversight that this horse’s information was not reported on the daily facility report on this website.  Therefore, today’s cumulative death total includes this mare’s death.
 
Facility Death: 1 Cumulative Death total: 77
Wednesday,
April 7
Booster vaccinations are continuing today along with a second dose of deworming medication. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  Mares which have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight as well.  No miscarriages. The mares are actively foaling and foals are born daily. 
 
Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 76
Tuesday,
April 6
Booster vaccinations are taking place today with animals that are due. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  Mares which have been isolated for poor condition are gaining weight as well.  No miscarriages. The mares are actively foaling and foals are born daily. 
 
Facility Death: 0 Cumulative Death total: 76
Monday,
April 5

Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  One 25 year old poor condition stallion was euthanized. No miscarriages. The mares are actively foaling.

Facility Death: 1  Cumulative Death total: 76

On February 13 and March 6, 2010 a Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) veterinarian visited the Indian Lakes Facility to assess the infrastructure and equipment at the facility, horse condition and animal care. 

Sunday,
April 4
Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  One 20 year old poor condition stallion was euthanized.  No miscarriages.  The mares are actively foaling.
 
Facility Death: 1  Cumulative Death total: 75
Saturday,
April 3
Freezemarking concluded on April 2.  A total of 1,851 horses were freezemarked.  The yearling colts and some mares have received booster vaccinations.  Booster vaccinations will continue to be administered until completed.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  No deaths or miscarriages.  The mares are actively foaling.
 
Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 74
Friday,
April 2
Preparation is continuing today.  Cumulative total is 1,796 prepared animals.  Weather is cloudy with a day time high temperature of 57 and a low of 34 degrees predicted.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  No miscarriages. The next daily update will be posted on April 5.
 
Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 74
 
Thursday,
April 1
Preparation is continuing today. Cumulative total is 1,736 prepared animals.  Weather is overcast with a day time high temperature of 45 and a low of 25 degrees predicted.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.
 
Facility Death: 0  Cumulative Death total: 74
Wednesday,
March 31

Preparation is continuing today.  Cumulative total is 1,698 prepared animals.  Weather is intermittent snow with wind.  A day time high temperature of 45 and a low of 28 degrees predicted.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  One 12 year-old mare was euthanized for a spinal fracture due to collision with a fence while sorting.  No miscarriages occurred.

Pigeon Fever Vet Report

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 74
Tuesday,
March 30
No preparation is taking place today due to weather.  Cumulative total is 1,698 prepared animals.  Weather is intermittent rain with wind with a day time high temperature of 55 and a low of 35 degrees predicted.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 73
Monday,
March 29
Preparation is continuing today.  Cumulative total is 1,698 prepared animals.  Weather is windy and warm with a day time high temperature of 70 and a low of 40 degrees predicted.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well.  Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving.  No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 73
Sunday,
March 28
No preparation is taking place today. Cumulative total is 1,674 prepared animals. Weather is sunny and warm with a day time high temperature of 70 and a low of 40 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 73
Saturday,
March 27
No preparation is taking place today. Cumulative total is 1,674 prepared animals. Weather is sunny and breezy with a day time high temperature of 65 and a low of 40 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. One stallion was treated for a foot wound and placed in the hospital pens. One five year old stallion was found dead in general population and died of unknown causes. No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 73
Friday,
March 26
Preparation is continuing today. Cumulative total is 1,624 prepared animals. Weather is cloudy and cool with a day time high temperature of 50 and a low of 28 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 72
Thursday, March 25
Preparation is continuing today. Cumulative total is 1,574 prepared animals. Weather is cloudy and breezy with a day time high temperature of 50 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 72
Wednesday,
March 24
No preparation is taking place today as booster vaccinations are being administered to previous prepared mares. Cumulative total is 1,574 prepared animals. Weather is sunny with a day time high temperature of 65 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Two stallions were treated and placed in the hospital pens, one stallion with a fore-leg wound and the other with a sole abscess. No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 72
 
Tuesday,
March 23
No preparation is taking place today as booster vaccinations are being administered to previous prepared mares. Cumulative total is 1,574 prepared animals. Weather is sunny with a day time high temperature of 65 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Two stallions were treated and placed in the hospital pens, one stallion with a fore-leg wound and the other with a sole abscess. No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 72
Monday, March 22
Preparation is continuing today. Cumulative total is 1,430 prepared animals. Weather is sunny with a day time high temperature of 65 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Two horses with shot abscesses and one horse with a leg wound were released from the hospital pens and returned to general population. No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 72
Sunday, March 21 Preparation is not taking place today. Weather is sunny with a day time high temperature of 69 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. One 5 year old mare that was isolated in the hospital pen was euthanized due to poor condition (hyperlipemia/metabolic failure). No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 72
Saturday, March 20 Preparation is continuing today. Cumulative total is 1,430 prepared animals. Weather is partly cloudy with a day time high temperature of 65 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. One 12 yr old mare died on her own due to hyperlipemia/metabolic failure. No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 71
Friday, 
March 19
Preparation is continuing today. Cumulative total is 1,391 prepared animals. Weather is sunny with a day time high temperature of 60 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 70
Thursday, March 18
Preparation is continuing today. Cumulative total is 1,317 prepared animals. Weather is partly cloudy and windy with a day time high temperature of 60 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. One mare was treated and placed in the hospital pen for a shoulder wound. No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 70
Wednesday, March 17
No preparation is taking place today as booster vaccinations are being administered to previous prepared mares. Cumulative total is 1,317 prepared animals. Weather is sunny with a day time high temperature of 69 and a low of 30 degrees predicted.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. One 25 year old stallion was euthanized due to poor condition from a result of tooth loss. No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 70
Tuesday,
March 16
Preparation for adoption is continuing today along with booster vaccinations. Cumulative total is 1,290. Weather is sunny with a day time high temperature of 69 and a low of 30 degrees predicted.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 69

Monday,
March 15
Preparation for adoption is continuing today along with booster vaccinations. Cumulative total is 1,227. Weather is sunny with a day time high temperature of 55 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. All colts have received their booster vaccinations and approximately half the population of mares have received their booster vaccinations also.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. One 20 yr old poor conditioned mare was euthanized due to hyperlipemia/metabolic failure. No miscarriages occurred.
 
Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 69
Sunday,
March 14
There is no preparation taking place today. Weather is cloudy with a day time high temperature of 50 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 68
Saturday, 
March 13
Preparation for adoption is continuing today. Weather is cloudy with a day time high temperature of 45 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Three poor conditioned stud horses that had been in the hospital pens were returned to the general population as they had gained weight and no longer needed to be isolated.  No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative Death total: 68
Friday,
March 12
Preparation for adoption is continuing today and a total of 1,176 have been prepared to date. Weather is cloudy with a day time high temperature of 61 and a low of 30 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Horses isolated from the general population for rest, feeding without competition from other horses, observation, and treatment include 16 poor condition horses, a mare with a sole abscess, a mare with a leg injury that resulted from a kick from another horse in a general population pen and two horses with abscesses that developed at vaccination injection sites.  A yearling filly died when she suffered a spinal neck fracture. She was standing unattended in a chute waiting to be moved forward for adoption preparation when she jumped forward 
injuring herself. No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Death total: 68
Thursday, March 11
Preparation for adoption resumed today. A total of 1,098 have been prepared to date. Weather is partly cloudy with a day time high temperature of 58 and a low of 33 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Horses isolated from the general population for rest, feeding without competition from other horses, observation, and treatment include 16 poor condition horses, a mare with a sole abscess and a mare with a leg injury that resulted from a kick from another horse in a general population pen.  No deaths or miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative death total: 67
Wednesday,
March 10

Preparation for adoption is not being conducted today. A total of 1,098 have been prepared to date. Weather is partly cloudy with a day time high temperature of 46 and a low of 25 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses continue to do well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Horses isolated from the general population for rest, feeding without competition from other horses, observation, and treatment include 16 poor condition horses and a mare with a sole abscess. A yearling Warm Springs filly with a stifle injury was euthanized today. She was previously found in a general population pen with the injury (cause unknown) and has been in a hospital pen under treatment. There was no improvement during treatment and no hope for recovery. No miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative death total: 67

Tuesday,
March 9

Preparation for adoption is continuing today. A total of 990 prepared. Weather is partly cloudy, a day time high temperature of 48 and a low of 28 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Horses isolated from the general population for rest, feeding without competition from other horses, observation, and treatment include 16 poor condition horses, 1 horse with a stifle injury and another with a sole abscess. No deaths or miscarriages.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative death total: 66

Monday,
March 8
No preparation occurred on Sunday, but will resume today. Weather is partly cloudy with scattered showers and a day time high temperature of 53 and a low of 28 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Horses isolated from the general population for rest, feeding without competition from other horses, observation, and treatment include 16 poor condition horses, 1 horse with a stifle injury and another with a sole abscess.  No deaths or miscarriages.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative death total: 66
Sunday,
March 7
Preparation for adoption is continuing and 939 have been prepared to date. Cloudy with a day time high temperature of 57 and a low of 35 degrees. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Horses isolated from the general population for rest, feeding without competition from other horses, observation, and treatment include 16 poor condition horses, 1 horse with a stifle injury and another with a sole abscess. One 10 year old stallion was euthanized due to hyperlipemia and metabolic failure. No miscarriages occurred today. 

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative death total: 66
Saturday, March 6
Preparation for adoption is continuing and 838 have been prepared to date. Scattered clouds with a day time high temperature of 55 and a low of 32 degrees. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Horses isolated from the general population for rest, feeding without competition from other horses, observation, and treatment include 16 poor condition horses, 1 horse with a stifle injury and another with a sole abscess.  Two horses were euthanized, one 25 plus year old stallion and one 25 plus year old mare that were unable to maintain body condition. No miscarriages occurred today.

Facility Death: 2, Cumulative death total: 65
Friday,
March 5

Preparation for adoption is continuing and 761 have been prepared to date. Weather is partly cloudy with a day time high temperature of 54 and a low of 34 degrees predicted. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses appear to be doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Horses isolated from the general population for rest, feeding without competition from other horses, observation, and treatment include 16 poor condition horses, 1 horse with a stifle injury and another with a sole abscess. Two miscarriages occurred today and one 15 year old mare was euthanized due to colic.

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative death total: 63

Thursday,
March 4

Preparation for adoption is continuing and 722 have been prepared to date. Weather is cloudy with a day time high temperature of 48 and a low of 28 degrees predicted. Several very light rain showers occurred yesterday afternoon, but no snow. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Horses isolated from the general population for rest, feeding without competition from other horses, observation, and treatment include 16 poor condition horses, 1 horse with a stifle injury and another with a sole abscess. One miscarriage noted today. No deaths.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative death total: 62 

Wednesday,
March 3

Preparation for adoption is continuing and 660 have been prepared to date. Weather is cloudy with a day time high temperature of 48 and a low of 28 degrees predicted along with light snow showers tonight.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Horses isolated from the general population for rest, feeding without competition from other horses, observation and treatment include 16 poor condition horses, 1 horse with a stifle injury and another with a sole abscess. No deaths or miscarriages occurred today.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative death total: 62 

Tuesday,
March 2

Preparation for adoption is continuing and 608 have been prepared to date. Weather was mostly sunny with a day time high temperature of 55 and a low of 33 degrees. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico continue to improve. Horses isolated from the general population for rest, feeding without competition from other horses, observation, and treatment include 16 poor condition horses, 1 horse with a stifle injury and another with a sole abscess.   Four poorer condition horses that had a lengthy stay in the hospital pens have recovered to a level that allowed release back to the general population. Four young horses that had been treated for sole abscesses have also recovered and were released back into the general population. No deaths or miscarriages occurred today.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative death total: 62

Monday, 
March 1
Preparation for adoption will resume today. 550 have been prepared to date. Weather is mostly sunny with a day time high temperature of 55 degrees and a low of 36 degrees predicted for today.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares continue to be held in hospital pens and are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. One 20 year old, poor conditioned mare was euthanized due to hyperlipemia/metabolic failure. No miscarriages noted.

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative death total: 62
Sunday,
Feb. 28
Preparation for adoption will resume on 3/1/2010. 550 have been prepared to date. Weather is mostly sunny with a day time high temperature of 55 degrees and a low of 36 degrees predicted for today. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares continue to be held in hospital pens and are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. No deaths and no miscarriages noted.

Facility Death: 0, Cumulative death total: 61
Saturday,
Feb. 27
Preparation for adoption is ongoing and 550 have been prepared to date. Weather is mostly sunny with a day time high temperature of 55 degrees and a low of 36 degrees predicted for today. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and most Granite horses appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares continue to be held in hospital pens and are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. Three stallions from Warm Springs were euthanized. Two were euthanized due to injuries (one shoulder injury, one spinal/head injury) the other was euthanized due to hyperlipemia/metabolic failure. One 20-year-old poor condition mare was also euthanized due to hyperlipemia/metabolic failure. No miscarriages noted. 

Facility Death: 4, Cumulative death total: 61
Friday,
Feb. 26

Preparation for adoption is continuing and a cumulative total of about 388 have been prepared. Weather is overcast with periods of rain. A day time high temperature of 41 degrees and a low of 36 degrees are predicted for today.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares continue to be held in hospital pens and are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. One 20-year-old poor condition mare was euthanized due to hyperlipemia/metabolic failure. For more information, please see the veterinarian report and necropsy and lab report

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative Total: 54

Thursday, Feb. 25

Preparation was halted yesterday due to rain but is continuing today. To date 388 have been prepared. Weather is sunny with scattered clouds. A day time high temperature of 48 degrees and a low of 33 degrees are predicted for today.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares continue to be held in hospital pens and are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. One 20-year-old poor condition stallion died due to hyperlipemia/metabolic failure. Two miscarriages occurred.

Facility Death: 1, Cumulative death total: 55

Wednesday,
Feb. 24

Preparation for adoption is continuing and a cumulative total of about 388 have been prepared. Weather is overcast with periods of rain. A day time high temperature of 41 degrees and a low of 36 degrees are predicted for today.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares continue to be held in hospital pens and are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. One 20-year-old poor condition mare was euthanized due to hyperlipemia/metabolic failure.
 
Facility Death: 1, Cumulative death total: 54
Tuesday,
Feb. 23
Preparation for adoption is continuing and a cumulative total of about 300 have been prepared. Weather is overcast and a day time high temperature of 48 degrees and a low of 35 degrees are predicted for today.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares continue to be held in hospital pens and are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. One 20-year-old poor condition mare was euthanized due to hyperlipemia/metabolic failure. One miscarriage today. 

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 53
Monday,
Feb. 22
Preparation for adoption resumed this morning, cumulative total prepared is about 250. Weather is clear and sunny with a day time high temperature of 45 degrees predicted.  Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares continue to be held in hospital pens and are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. One 20-year-old poor condition mare euthanized. No miscarriages today.

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 52

Sunday,
Feb. 21

No preparation performed, four inches of snow at the facility with temperatures in the 30’s. Four visitors present on Sunday tour. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares continue to be held in hospital pens and are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. One ten-year-old mare found dead this morning due to foaling complications during the night, colt undeliverable due to improper presentation. No miscarriages noted today. 

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 51
Saturday, Feb. 20

Approximately 70 head prepared for adoption today for a cumulative total of about 250 prepared. Weather nice during the day with snow fall that started during early evening. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares continue to be held in hospital pens and are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. Two year old mare died on her own due to a spinal injury. Injury was related to a larger horse backing into her during approach to the squeeze chute. One four-year-old mare and 25-year-old stallion were euthanized due to poor condition, hyperlipemia, and metabolic failure. No miscarriages noted today.

Facility death: 3, cumulative death total: 50

Friday,
Feb. 19
Overall, all studs and weaned colts doing well and gaining weight. Black Rock East and Black Rock West mares are doing well. Warm Springs and Calico mares are generally improving. Two weaker mares, from Warm Springs and Calico, are observed eating and drinking today, will continue to monitor them. Granite horses appear to be doing well. Three mares, which were in poor condition, were released from the hospital pen back into the general population. Four mares, from the Granite, were added to the hospital pens due to poor condition. No deaths. No miscarriage was noted today. Freeze branding continues for the Black Rock East horses.

Facility death: 0, cumulative death total: 47
Thursday,
Feb. 18
Preparation for adoption (freezemarking, vaccination, blood draw for Coggins test, de-worming and recordation of color/markings) for adoption has started. Most stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares continue to held in hospital pens and are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. One miscarriage noted today.
 
Facility death: 0, cumulative death total: 47
Wednesday,
Feb. 17
Indian Lakes Road Facility
One weaned colt was euthanized as an act of mercy due to declining poor body condition. No miscarriages noted today. 

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 47
Tuesday,
Feb. 16
Indian Lakes Road Facility
Overall, the stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be being doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares are being held in hospital pens and eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest.  One Warm Springs stallion that was declining in health and in poor condition stallion was euthanized. No miscarriages noted today.
 
Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 46
Monday,
Feb. 15
Indian Lakes Road Facility
Overall, the stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares being held in hospital pens are eating and drinking and under observation. 

One healthy stallion was found dead in the pen next to a damaged corral panel. Death attributed to a fractured neck that resulted from collision with corral panel caused by the presence of the helicopter on February 14.  No miscarriages noted today. 

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 45
Sunday, 
Feb. 14
Indian Lakes Road Facility
Overall, the stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares being held in hospital pens are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest.  

One mare died. Death attributed to pneumonia. No miscarriages noted today.  During the late afternoon an unidentified helicopter hovered and circled the corrals. Horses panicked and milled about in the pens.

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 44

Saturday,
Feb. 13
Indian Lakes Road Facility
Overall, the stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares being held in hospital pens are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and are being held for treatment and rest. One Calico mare died. Death attributed to poor condition, hyperlipemia, and metabolic failure. One miscarriage noted today.
 
Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 43

Friday,
Feb. 12

Indian Lakes Road Facility
Overall, the stallions and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight. Mares from Black Rock East, Black Rock West and Granite appear to be doing well. Mares from Warm Springs and Calico are improving. Several poor condition mares being held in hospital pens are eating and drinking and under observation. Several colts with sole abscesses are also in the hospital pens and being held for treatment and rest. One stallion was euthanized due to poor condition and colic. No miscarriages noted today.

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 42

Thursday,
Feb. 11

Indian Lakes Road Facility
The four horses from the Granite HMA that the BLM has been monitoring were moved to the hospital pens for poor body condition. Two mares that were in the hospital pen for retained placenta, have improved and were moved back with the general population.  One 9-month-old colt from the Black Rock West was found dead due to colic.  No miscarriages were noted today.

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 41

Wednesday,
Feb. 10

Indian Lakes Road Facility
Many of the horses are doing well or their condition is generally improving. Two weaker mares from the Warm Springs and Calico HMAs were eating and drinking today and BLM will continue to monitor them.  In general, the Granite horses are doing well, however, BLM is watching three or four of the Granite horses with poor body conditions.  One 15-year-old stud in poor condition from the Black Rock West was found dead. 

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 40 

Tuesday,
Feb. 9

Indian Lakes Road Facility
Studs and weaned colts continue to do well and gain weight. Most mares from the Black Rock East and Black Rock West HMA are doing well.  Mares from the Warm Springs and Calico HMA are generally improving.  Most of the Granite HMA horses appear to be doing well, however, BLM is monitoroing three or four Granite horses with poor body conditions. No miscarriages were noted today.  One Black Rock East mare and one Warm Springs mare died.  Both were euthanized because of poor condition/hyperlipemia/metabolic failure.

Facility deaths: 2, cumulative death total: 39

Monday,
Feb. 8

Indian Lakes Road Facility
BLM continues to monitor the condition of two weaker mares from the Warm Springs and Calico HMAs and three to four horses from the Granite HMA in poor body conditions.  One 15-year-old stud from the Black Rock West HMA was euthanized because of poor condition/hyperlipemia/metabolic failure.  No miscarriages were noted today.

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 37

Sunday,
Feb. 7

Indian Lakes Road Facility
Five mares that had been in hospital pens have improved and have been moved back to the general population pens.  Three colts that were in hospital pens for lameness, have improved and moved back in with the general population.  One of the mares from the Warm Springs HMA that the BLM has been monitoring, was euthanized because her condition continued to deteriorate.  One stud from the Black Rock West HMA was euthanized due to poor condition.  Both euthanizations were for poor condition/hyperlipemia/metabolic failure.  One miscarriage was noted today.

Facility death: 2, cumulative death total: 36

Saturday,
Feb. 6

Indian Lakes Road Facility
Overall, studs and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  The Black Rock East and the Black Rock West mares are doing well. The Warm Springs and Calico mares are generally improving.  Monitoring three weaker mares from Warm Springs and Calico and three to four horses from the Granite with poor body conditions.  One six-year-old stud in poor condition died.  Two foals were born and are doing well.  No miscarriages were noted today.

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 34 

Friday,
Feb. 5

Gather operations concluded today.

Indian Lakes Road Facility
The horses from the Granite HMA have all arrived and appear to be doing well. No miscarriages were noted today. One mare in the large pen with the general population was found with a spinal injury this morning and was euthanized.  The cause of the injury is unknown.

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 33

Thursday,
Feb. 4

Granite HMA gather site
The contractor is continuing to gather today.  Gathered 30 wild horses (6 studs, 21 mares, 3 weanlings/foals).  Shipped 53 wild horses to the Fallon facility (27 studs, 23 mares and 3 weanlings/foals).

One stud horse was euthanized on Wednesday because of a severe pre-existing injury. The right hind limb tibia had been fractured in the past and healed poorly with a nonunion. The leg was unstable and the hoof was worn abnormally.

To date 922 excess wild horses have been gathered 914 shipped to Fallon.

Indian Lakes Road Facility
Overall, all studs and weaned colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Many of the Black Rock East and Black Rock West mares are doing well. Warm Springs and Calico mares are generally improving.

There were four deaths at the facility. One Warm Springs mare and one Black Rock East mare (15 years old and 18 years old) were euthanized as an act of mercy because of poor condition on arrival at the facility and further declining body condition.  The diagnosis for the two mares failing health is hyperlipemia and metabolic failure.   One Warm Springs mare suffered a neck fracture and was euthanized after she collided with a corral panel while being moved from one pen to another.  A different Warm Springs mare that arrived at the facility in sound condition became lame.  An examination found a hind leg bone fracture and the mare was euthanized.  The cause of the fracture is unknown. 

Facility deaths: 4, cumulative death total: 32

Death at gather: 1, cumulative death total: 7

Wednesday,
Feb. 3

Granite HMA gather site
Today is a public observation day. Six people have signed up to attend, including a reporter from Der Speigel and anti-gather advocates. The gather site will be moved south to Granite Creek Ranch on the east side of the Granite Range.  Correction: The contractor sorted 14 animals today (1 stud, 2 mares, 11 weanlings/foals) that were gathered yesterday.  Contractor also shipped 117 wild horses to the Fallon facility today (36 studs, 56 mares, 25 weanlings/foals).

To date 892 excess wild horses have been gathered 861 shipped to Fallon.

Indian Lakes Road Facility
One 25-year-old mare from the Black Rock West HMA in poor condition was euthanized.

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 28

Tuesday,
Feb. 2

Granite HMA gather site
The contractor gathered 127 excess wild horses today (57 studs, 56 mares, 14 weanlings/foals).  Also shipped 98 animals to the Fallon facility (30 studs, 43 mares, 25 weanlings/foals).

To date 878 excess wild horses have been gathered 744 shipped to Fallon.

Facility death: 0, cumulative death total: 27

Monday,
Feb. 1

Granite HMA gather site
Contractor is relocating the temporary gather corrals and may fly this afternoon weather permitting. Contractor gathered 82 animals today (26 studs, 29 mares, 27 weanlings/foals).  Also, shipped 119 animals to the Fallon facility (49 studs, 41 mares, 29 weanlings/foals).

To date 751 excess wild horses have been gathered 646 shipped to Fallon.

Indian Lakes Road Facility
One 12-year-old mare from the Black Rock East HMA in poor condition was euthanized. One miscarriage was noted today.

Veterinarian Report on Outcomes and Complications for Horses Adapting to Hay

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 27

Sunday,
Jan. 31

Granite HMA gather site
Good weather and flying conditions allowed the contractor to gather 135 excess wild horses (54 studs, 52 mares, 29 colts).

Nineteen animals were transported to the Fallon facility (9 studs, 7 mares, 3 colts).

To date 669 excess wild horses have been gathered 527 shipped to Fallon.

Indian Lakes Road Facility
One 10-year-old mare in poor condition died from poor condition and failure to adjust to new diet.  She had been treated in sick pen for 8 days. Two miscarriages were noted today.

Facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 26

Saturday,
Jan. 30

Granite HMA gather site
The BLM hosted seven observers to view the Calico Mountains gather activities. The first stop was the temporary holding corrals. Only 3 studs were in the corrals as the contractor had shipped 73 animals earlier this morning (26 studs, 32 mares, 15 weanlings/foals).

The BLM then escorted the observers to the temporary gather site. Snow, rain, brisk winds and dense fog delayed gather operations for most of the morning. However, the skies cleared by early late morning and the contractor was able to fly. Between noon and 2:30 p.m. the contractor gathered 16 excess wild horses without incident, (6 studs, 8 mares, 2 weanlings/foals) which were then transported to the nearby temporary holding corrals where the animals were sorted by age and sex. The group escorted back to Gerlach shortly after the last group of horses were gathered.

One horse was euthanized at the gather corrals: a 4-year-old sorrel mare was kicked in the head while being transported from the gather corral to the gather holding corrals. The eye globe was ruptured with complete prolapse of the iris. This eye could not be saved and would remain a serious physical defect. She was euthanized as an act of mercy.

Gather totals to date: 1,534 508 moved to Fallon

Indian Lakes Road Facility
Two horses were euthanized at the facility: 1 six-year-old mare from Black Rock East in poor condition was not able to transition to change in diet; 1 colt (eight months) from Warm Springs with sole abscess/sloughed hoofs that had been receiving veterinary treatment for at least two weeks.  
Veterinarian report on second colt euthanized because of hoof sloughs.

Fallon facility deaths: 2, cumulative death total: 25 

Death at gather: 1, cumulative death total: 6

Friday,
Jan. 29

As a result of favorable weather conditions, the contractor was able to gather 71 excess wild horses within the Granite HMA (24 studs, 33 mares, 14 colts). Two horses were euthanized at the gather site by the onsite veterinarian: 1 stud with a severely deformed foot and ankle and 1 mare with very poor body condition, which the onsite veterinarian determined would not improve.

The contractor shipped 113 horses to Fallon this morning (37 studs, 62 mares, 14 weanlings/foals).

Gather totals to date:  1,518 gathered, 1,435 moved to Fallon

Facility staff estimate approximately 20 to 30 mares have miscarriaged as a result of poor body condition among the 659 mares at the facility. Many of the mares are in thin to very thin condition, which is directly attributable to the availability of forage and water on the rangeland, and is exacerbated if the mare is providing nourishment for a fetus, herself and a weanling aged foal that continues to nurse.

At the Fallon facility, four mares in poor condition died today: 2 were euthanized as a result of very poor body condition; and 2 found dead.  

The orphan that came in with the Black Rock East horses was taken to the Palomino Valley Center and will be adopted by a person associated with Willis Lamm's Least Resistance Training Concepts group.

Fallon facility deaths: 4, cumulative death total: 23

Deaths at the gather site: 2, cumulative death total: 5

Thursday,
Jan. 28

BLM will escort members of the public to the Fallon facility today. Generally, studs and colts are doing well and gaining weight.  Most mares are adapting to feed and starting to gain weight.  There were no deaths at the facility today.

Contractor gathering at the Granite HMA brought in 121 wild horses (43 studs, 62 mares, 16 weanlings/foals) without incident. 

Gather totals to date: 1,447 gathered 322 moved to Fallon

Fallon facility deaths: 4, cumulative death total: 23

Deaths at the gather site: 2, cumulative death total: 5

Wednesday,
Jan. 27

The observation day scheduled for today is cancelled. There are no wild horses at the gather site temporary holding corrals and the helicopter will be used to take an aerial look to verify numbers and locations of wild horses in the HMA.

One filly and three mares were euthanized at the Fallon facility. Two were in poor condition and not adapting to change in diet, one spinal injury and one sole absess and pelvis injury.  One filly was found dead of unknown cause at the facility.

Gather totals to date: 1,326 gathered, 1,322 moved to Fallon

Fallon facility deaths: 4, cumulative death total: 19

Tuesday,
Jan. 26

No gathering will be conducted today. 

The BLM is hosting an observation day at the Indian Lakes Road Holding Facility with guided tours offered from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  These hours are the most likely times that trucks will be delivering the wild horses from the gather site. The BLM continues to provided guided tours of the facility by appointment only.  Appointments are necessary to ensure BLM staff is available to conduct the tours and respond to questions, and for safety concerns for the animals, observers and employees at the facility. The Indian Lakes Road facility is privately-owned and operated.  The BLM coordinates closely with the owner when scheduling the guided tours to allow observers to view the animals, while not interferring with the day-to-day operations at the facility.

Windbreaks are installed in the hospital pens. Two 12-year-old mares in poor condition and not adapting to change in feed were euthanized.

Gather totals to date: 1,326 gathered, 1,322 moved to Fallon

Fallon facility deaths: 2, cumulative death total: 15

Monday,
Jan. 25

Weather-related conditions suspended gather operations today, fog created unsafe flying conditions.  No wild horses were gathered today.

27 horses were shipped to the Fallon facility (16 studs, 18 mares, 3 weanlings/foals).

The BLM accommodated four observers to the temporary holding facility, at their request, although all the gathered horses had been moved to Fallon earlier in the day.  The observers were provided the opportunity to walk around, photograph and videotape the pens, and left shortly after that because the helicopter would not be flying.

One stallion was found dead in the corral, cause of death unknown.

Gather totals to date: 1,326 gathered, 1,322 moved to Fallon

Fallon facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 13

Sunday,
Jan. 24

Contractor gathered 27 excess wild horses and 70 animals were shipped without incident to the Fallon facility.

Totals: 1,326 gathered, 1,295 moved to Fallon

Fallon facility death: 0, cumulative death total: 13 

Saturday,
Jan. 23

Operations continued at Calico HMA.  Seven members of the public participated in today's observation day.  Within an hour or so of the group arriving at the gather site the contractor brought in the first group of wild horses. Throughout the day, the observers watched as 66 horses were gathered without incident (21 studs, 30 mares, 15 weanlings/foals).  The horses were loaded on trucks at the gather site and moved to temporary holding corrals in the gather area where they were sorted by age and sex.  This is where the animals get their first introduction to domestically-grown grass hay.

Transported 34 horses to Fallon (10 studs, 13 mares, 11 weanlings/foals).  One mare at the facility ran into a gate and broke her neck. Two mares were euthanized due to poor body condition and not being able to transition to new diet. One mare found dead at corral.

Gather totals to date: 1,299 gathered, 1,225 moved to Fallon

Fallon facility deaths: 4, cumulative death total: 12

Friday,
Jan. 22

The gather site is set up in the Calico HMA and the contractor plans to gather today.  Contractor gathered 38 horses (10 studs, 17 mares, 11 weanlings/foals). 

Saturday will be a public observation day.

Transported 119 horses to Fallon (49 studs, 48 mares, 22 weanlings/foals) on Thursday.

Next update will be on Monday, Jan. 25.

Gather totals to date: 1,233 gathered, 1,191 moved to Fallon 

Fallon facility deaths: 0, cumulative death total: 12

Thursday,
Jan. 21

Transported 118 horses to the Fallon facility on Wednesday.  Plan to ship the horses remaining at the gather corrals to Fallon today.  Continuing to dissemble the gather corrals and move to new location in the Calico HMA. 

Mares coming into the Fallon facility are in poorer condition than stallions and weanlings/foals. About 30 mares from the Warm Springs HMA range in body condition from a 2.5 to 3.0.  One mare that was down on the transport truck arrived at the facility alive, but subsequently died. 

One colt with multiple hoof sloughs from the capture was euthanized at the facility.  The colt was from the Black Rock East HMA and has been at the facility more than two weeks. When the colt arrived at the facility it was put in with the general population. A day or two later, the colt started showing acute lameness and was moved to a sick pen. The facility veterinarian noted the colt's two hind hoof soles were bruised, but there was no visible abscess or  infection. The colt was given antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicine, was kept segregated and continued to be checked by the veterinarian. The colt's hind feet abscessed and the outer hoof wall did separate. The colt was euthanized by the facility veterinarian.

Veterinarian report on hoof slough

About 20 to 25 horses at the facility have received treatment for vaioius injuries or lameness and are recovering.  There are no indications of infectious respiratory disease.

The BLM has asked that wind breaks be installed at the Fallon facility, similar to ones that are at the Palomino Valley Center.  The contractor will begin constructing wind breaks in 12 of the smaller holding/sorting pens which are used for sick or lame animals.

Gather totals to date: 1,195 gathered, 1,072 moved to Fallon, 121 at gather corrals

Fallon facility deaths: 2, cumulative death total: 8

Wednesday,
Jan. 20
Moving gather site today.  Expect to move the 148 horses on site to the Fallon facility today.  The dirt road from the pavement to Soldier Meadows is being bladed.  Recent rain and the truck traffic is impacting the condition of the road.  Observation day planned today was canceled after those signed up to attend decided to reschedule because the gather site is being moved.  Next observation day is Saturday.

Fallon facility deaths: 2, cumulative death total: 8
Tuesday,
Jan. 19

Contractor was able to gather 91 wild horses (27 studs, 42 mares, 22 weanlings/foals) today before weather conditions stopped gathering in the early afternoon.

Gather totals to date: 1,195 gathered, 954 moved to Fallon, 148 at gather corrals
 
Fallon facility death: 0, cumulative death total: 8

Monday,
Jan. 18

Today's public observation day was cancelled after four people dropped out because of weather and two didn't have 4-wheel-drive vehicle to get to the site.

Contractor gathered 124 wild horses today.  No horses were moved to Fallon.

A foal born on Thursday was euthanized on Friday after it became apparent that it could not thrive.

Gather totals to date: 1,104 gathered, 954 moved to Fallon, 148 at gather corrals

Fallon facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 6

Sunday,
Jan. 17

Weather conditions prevented gathering today.

One hundred and twenty-two wild horses were transported to the Fallon facility.

Totals: 980 gathered, 954 moved to Fallon.

Fallon facility death: 0, cumulative death total: 5

Saturday,
Jan. 16

The contractor gathered 122 wild horses today (38 studs, 53 mares, 31 weanlings/foals).  Seventy-three horses were moved to the Fallon facility.

Totals: 980 gathered, 832 moved to Fallon. 

Fallon facility death: 0, cumulative death total: 5

Friday,
Jan. 15

Today, Saturday and Monday are public observation days. 

The next update will be posted on Tuesday, Jan. 18.  (BLM offices are closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr.  holiday, however gather operations will continue.)

Gathering continued on the Warm Springs HMA with the contractor bringing in 48 horses (21 studs, 18 mares, 9 weanlings/foals).

Eighty-two wild horses were shipped to the Fallon facility.

Gather totals to date: 858 gathered, 759 transported to Fallon

Fallon facility death: 0, cumulative death total: 5

Thursday,
Jan. 14

The BLM is escorting a Good Morning America TV crew and Madeline Pickens and her group to the gather today.  The contractor gathered 51 horses (14 studs, 23 mares, 14 weanlings/foals) from the Black Rock West HMA. 

Eighty-three animals were transported to the Fallon facility.  Observers going to the gather notified the BLM that a mare in one of the transport trucks was down.  The dirt road the trucks are traveling is bumpy and the drivers are stopping when they reach the pavement to make sure all the animals are standing up.  Two mares and one stallion were found dead at the facility, cause of death is attributed to failure to adjust to a change in feed.

Gather totals to date: 810 gathered, 677 transported to Fallon, 129 at gather corrals

Fallon facility deaths: 3, cumulative death total: 5

Wednesday,
Jan. 13

The contractor gathered 113 horses today (31 studs, 54 mares, 28 weanlings/foals).  Seventy-five animals were transported to the Fallon facility.  One 12-year-old mare from the Black Rock West HMA died at Fallon. She arrived in weak and poor condition and had been at the facility for four days.

Gather totals to date: 759 gathered,  594 transferred to Fallon, 161 at gather corrals

Fallon facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 2

Tuesday,
Jan. 12

Begin gathering at the Warm Springs HMA. The contractor gathered 99 horses (43 studs, 35 mares, 21 weanlings/foals) today before windy conditions shut down operations in the early afternoon. No animals were shipped to Fallon today.

Totals: 646 gathered, 519 transferred to Fallon, 123 at gather corrals, 2 euthanized at gather site, 1 death pre-existing condition, 1 back to HMA

Fallon facility death: 1: cumulative death total: 2

Monday,
Jan. 11

The BLM is escorting public to the gather today.  At the Fallon facility, one mare from the Black Rock East HMA was found dead over the weekend.  The veterinarian diagnosis is the mare died as the result of dietary feed change.  Fog kept the helicopter grounded; no animals were gathered.

No horses were shipped today; 24 horses in holding corrals at the gather site.
 
Fallon facility death: 1, cumulative death total: 2

Sunday,
Jan. 10

Weather conditions prevented gathering activities today.  Eighty-one horses were transported to the Fallon facility today.

Gather totals to date: 547 gathered, 519 shipped to Fallon, 24 at gather corrals

Saturday,
Jan. 9
Weather conditions grounded the helicopter today.  No horses were gathered today.  No horses were shipped today, pending brand inspection.  Gathering and shipping is expected to resume on Sunday.
Friday,
Jan. 8

Haven't received information about the gather activities by the close of business today.  Next update will be Monday, Jan. 11.  Update on Monday: Seventy animals were gathered (22 studs, 37 mares and 11 weanlings/foals).  Seventy-one animals were transported to the Fallon facility.

Gather totals to date: 547 gathered, 438 shipped to Fallon

Thursday,
Jan. 7

Weather conditions prevented the helicopter from flying so no gathering was conducted today.  Eighty-nine horses were shipped to the Fallon facility.  One 20-year plus mare in poor body condition that was unlikely to improve was put down as an act of mercy.

Gather totals to date: 477 gathered, 367 shipped to Fallon, 106 at gather corrals

Wednesday,
Jan. 6

Drizzling rain and freezing temperatures are delaying gathering this morning.  If temperatures warm up, the contractor will gather.  Eight members of the public plan to attend today's observation day.  The weather impoved by mid-day and the contractor was able to gather 53 animals (19 studs, 23 mares and 11 weanlings/foals).   Thirty-six studs were transported to the Fallon facility.  They are in good flesh with no signs of upper respiratory infection.

Totals to date: 477 gathered, 278 transported to Fallon.

Tuesday,
Jan. 5

Gather activities are continuing at the Black Rock West HMA with 125 horses gathered without incident (33 studs, 66 mares, 26 weanlings/foals).  Body conditions of the horses range from thin to moderately thin, but with no apparent or visible health or respiratory complications.  The animals will be examined by the veterinarian on Wednesday.

Eighty four excess wild horses were transported to the Fallon facility. 

Gather totals to date: 424 gathered, 242 transported to Fallon.

Monday,
Jan. 4

Gather operations resumed within the Black Rock West HMA, and 138 animals were gathered, without incident (45 studs, 63 mares, 30 weanlings/foals).  Most of the animals are thin to moderately thin, but overall in good health.  The condition of the mares is noted as slightly poorer condition than those gathered on the Black Rock East HMA.  Weanling condition is fine with two weanlings showing signs of lameness on their hind legs.  No cuts, wounds or upper respiratory infection is noted.  All the horses will be inspected by the holding facility veterinarian when they arrive there.

Sunday,
Jan. 3

The contractor relocated and set up the gather corrals in the Black Rock West HMA within the Complex.  Gather operations were not anticipated to start on Monday.  However, gather activities could resume on Monday if the contractor has completed set up and experiences favorable weather and flight conditions.

Saturday,
Jan. 2

The contractor collected 11 wild horses without incident (2 studs, 6 mares, 3 weanlings/foals).  Members of wild horse groups attended today’s observation day. The group was able to observe and participate in discussions about the horses gathered on Friday and discuss the euthanized mare and the 6-month-old colt which died during capture operations yesterday.

The group watched the helicopter bring in 11 horses the gather corral.  The animals came in to the gather corral well with no problems, but once they horses were in the corrals, one stud horse caught his front leg over the top rail in the chute area, but worked himself free.  He was sorted into a separate pen and jumped over the holding pen panels and through a barbed-wire fence backto the rangeland.  Several members of the public observed and filmed the horse jumping over the pen rail and through the fence.

On the way back to Winnemucca we saw wild horses on the north end of the Jackson Mountains and stopped so everyone could take pictures.

The contractor revised the gather plan and plans to move the gather corrals on Sunday to the Black Rock West HMA.  He will set up near Soldier Meadows on Monday and plans to start gathering again on Tuesday.

Friday,
Jan. 1

Gather operations continue within the Black Rock East HMA.  However, weather conditions limited today’s gather activities as clouds covered the mountain tops, which limited visibility and created unsafe flying conditions.  Ultimately 10 wild horses were gathered without incident (1 stud, 6 mares, 3 weanlings/foals).  One colt died as it was being brought in.  An after-death examination revealed a pre-existing pulmonary condition. No animals were shipped today. Click here for the veterinarian report.

1 non-gather related death (colt); cumulative total deaths at gather: 2

Thursday, 
Dec. 31, 2009

Four people representing wild horse groups attended the gather site today.  There is heavy snowfall at the gather site and the contractor is not flying today.  Snow is forecasted until mid-day Friday. 

Today, 66 horses were transported to the Fallon facility (27 studs, 25 mares, 13 weanlings and one foal).  All of the horses are in normal condition for winter gathers, with a few noted in lesser condition.  

No horses were shipped on Wednesday.  There are no plans to ship any animals on Friday.  Next update will be Monday, Jan. 4.

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009

Seventy-three of the 74 horses captured on Monday were transported to the Fallon facility on Tuesday.  Many of the horses are in good body condition.  One horse, a 20-plus year-old mare with a body condition index of 2 (poor) was euthanized at the gather site on the recommendation of the on site veterinarian who determined it was unlikely her condition would improve with better care. Click here for photos of the mare.

The BLM escorted media to the gather site today.

1 non-gather related death (mare)

Tuesday, 
Dec. 29, 2009

Horses gathered on  Monday are being moved to the Indian Lakes Road short-term holding facility in Fallon today.  Snowy weather conditions slowed gather operations today, but the contractor was able to gather on lower elevations and brought in 22 animals to gather corrals set up closer to those animals.

Monday, 
Dec. 28, 2009
First day of gather on the Black Rock Range East Herd Management Area (HMA).  All activities at the gather went smoothly and without incident.  Seventy-four horses were gathered with no reported injuries to the animals or the crew.
Sunday, 
Dec. 27, 2009
Contractor set up gather site corrals.


 
Last updated: 12-28-2010