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Date 2012 Comments

Tuesday 
November 27 

Summary:  *76 animals gathered – 26 studs, 27 mares, 7 domestic mares and 16 foals. 

All animals had a body condition score of 4-5 with the exception of a class 3 mare that is 20+ years old with excessive tooth wear.  One two-year-old mare has a pre-existing injury on the left front knee and is being evaluated for possible euthanasia. 

*Correction to Tuesday's totals from 75 to 76 animals gathered.

Animals gathered:  75
Animals shipped:  0 
Total Deaths Today: 0 
Acute:
 N/A 
Chronic/Pre-existing:
N/A

Wednesday 
November 28

Summary: 9 animals gathered – 2 studs, 4 mares, and 3 foals.

All animals gathered were a body condition score of 4-5 with the exception of one mare with a score of 2.

Animals gathered:  9
Animals shipped: 36  
Total Deaths Today: 3
Acute:
0 
Chronic/Pre-existing:
3

The following two horses were euthanized due to age, excessive tooth wear and hopeless prognosis for recovery.
-One gray mare age 20+, body condition 3
-One pinto mare age 20+, body condition 2

The following horse was euthanized due to a chronic injury of the joint and collateral ligaments to the left front knee.
-One sorrel mare age 2, body condition 2

Thursday 
November 29

Summary: 14 - 5 studs, 5 mares, and 4 foals.

All animals gathered today are body class 4-5 with the exception of two mares that are body class 2.5.  The two mares will be monitored by BLM personnel and an APHIS veterinarian for continued care.All animals gathered were a body condition score of 4-5 with the exception of one mare with a score of 2.

Animals gathered:  14
Animals shipped:  0 
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: N/A
Chronic/Pre-existing: N/A

Friday 
November 30

Summary: Due to high winds and an approaching weather system, we are suspending gather operations today and through the weekend. 

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  10 
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: N/A
Chronic/Pre-existing: N/A

Monday 
December 03

Summary: 29 - 14 studs, 10 mares, and 5 foals.

All animals gathered today were body class 3-4 with the exception of one mare and one stud that were both body class 2.5.

Animals gathered:  29
Animals shipped:  0 
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: N/A
Chronic/Pre-existing: N/A

Tuesday 
December 04

Summary: 8 animals gathered - 2 studs, 5 mares, and 1 foals.

All animals gathered today were mostly body class 3-4 with the exception of one mare at 2 and one mare at 2.5.

Animals gathered:  8
Animals shipped:  27 - shipped to the Gunnison Facility 
Total Deaths Today: 1
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 1

On Dec. 4, the following horse was euthanized due to severe deformities in front legs and severe arthritis:
–One bay mare, age 20+, body condition 2

Wednesday 
December 05

Summary: 22 animals gathered - 6 studs, 10 mares, 4 foals, and 2 geldings.

All animals gathered today were mostly body class 3, with the exception of 2 mares at 2.5.  Animals gathered today were brought in from higher country and consequently have a lower overall body condition.

24 mares treated with PZP at temporary holding.

Animals gathered:  22
Animals shipped:  0 - shipped to the Gunnison Facility 
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: N/A
Chronic/Pre-existing: N/A

Thursday 
December 06

Summary: 13 animals gathered today - 6 studs, 4 mares, and 3 foals.  171 total animals gathered, 164 were wild horses. 

Animals gathered today were as follows: 8 head body class 3, 3 head body class 4 and 2 head body class 5.

53 animals were released today - 26 mares and 27 studs.

2 mares were treated with PZP, bringing the total mares treated and released to 26.

Animals gathered:  13
Animals shipped:  34 - shipped to the Gunnison Facility 
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: N/A
Chronic/Pre-existing: N/A


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