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Date 2012 Comments

Tuesday 
February 21 

Summary:  Gathered 55 studs and 60 mares for a total of 115, of which 21 are weanlings/yearlings and 0 foals; all are 4 to 5 on the Henneke Scale.

Animals gathered:  115
Animals shipped:  0  
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A

Wednesday 
February 22
Summary:   Today, gathered 4 studs and 1 mare, all of which yearlings. All are 5 on the Henneke Scale.

Animals gathered:  5
Animals shipped:  0  
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A

Thursday 
February 23

Summary:  Gather operations canceled due to high winds.  Gather will resume tomorrow.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  0  
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A

Friday 
February 24

Summary:  Gather operations concluded at 3 p.m. Total horses gathered today: 146. Weather: sunny, light winds, 45 degrees.

Animals gathered:  146
Animals shipped:  0  
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A

Saturday
February 25

Summary:  Gather operations were shut down today due to high winds (28mph with gusts to 36mph). Treated 40 mares with PZP, will continue into the evening. Shipped 57 weanlings to Delta, they arrived safely.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  57 
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A

Sunday
February 26

Summary:  Today’s count: 8 studs and 17 mares, including 3 yearling/weanlings. All are 5 on the Henneke Scale.  Gather operations are being moved to the east side for the duration of the gather. 

Animals gathered:  25
Animals shipped:  0 
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A

Monday
February 27

Summary:  57 horses gathered today. Gather operations will conclude by Wednesday February 29 or sooner.  One visitor, no issues or concerns. PZP will be administered tomorrow to mares in holding and gather operations will continue if weather conditions allow.

Animals gathered:  57
Animals shipped:  0 
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A
Non-gather related animal deaths:  1
Cause: Yearling filly was euthanized due to a pre-existing condition.  This horse was identified prior to capture by on-site HSUS researcher.  Following capture, the on-site APHIS veterinarian described the condition as a degenerative joint disease, which caused flexor tendon damage.

Tuesday
February 28

Summary:  0 horses gathered today.  Gather operations are complete.  99 mares were treated with PZP today.  PZP treatment of mares is now complete.  Two visitors, no issues or concerns.  Horses are in the process of being released back onto the Cedar Mountain HMA.  A final gather report will be issued on Feb. 29.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  0 
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A

Wednesday
February 29

Summary:  This is the final report for the Cedar Mountain Gather as gather operations are now complete.  A total of 348 horses were gathered – 143 mares, 130 stallions, 73 weanlings, and one mare/foal pair.  All mares were treated with PZP.  All weanlings and the mare/foal pair were shipped to the Delta Wild Horse Facility.  A total of 273 horses were released back onto the Cedar Mountain HMA.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  15 weanlings and one mare/foal pair 
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause: N/A


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Cedar Mtn Gather
Cumulative Totals

Animals
Gathered

Gather Related Animal Deaths

Non-Gather Related Animal
Deaths


 

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