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BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program LogoAdobe Town & Salt Wells Fall 2010 Gather

      Daily Gather Reports


Date 2010Comments
Saturday
November 13

Summary:   PZP was administered to 11 mares which were returned to the Salt Wells HMA along with 32 selected studs. Today is the last day of gather operations.

Animals shipped:  63

Friday
November 12

Summary:   Henneke Scores ranged from 5.0 to 6.0 and the horses looked very healthy. Today is the last day horses were gathered.  

Animals gathered:  41
Animals shipped:  113

Thursday
November 11

Summary:   Henneke Scores ranged from 4.5 to 5.5. In general, the horses gathered today looked very healthy.  PZP was administered to five mares which were returned to the Salt Wells HMA.

Animals gathered:  176
Animals shipped:  0
Non-Gather related animal deaths:  
Cause:  One horse gathered today was euthanized because it had a pre-existing injury (broken front leg).  The horse was euthanized in accordance with WO-IM-2009-041.

Wednesday
November 10

Summary:   Henneke Scores ranged from 4.0 to 5.0. In general, the horses gathered today looked quite healthy.

Animals gathered:  63
Animals shipped:  57
Non-Gather related animal deaths:  
Cause:  A 20+ year old horse gathered today was euthanized because it had a club foot.  The horse was euthanized in accordance with WO-IM-2009-041.

Tuesday
November 9

Summary:  Gather operations have been canceled today due to poor weather conditions. 

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  0

Monday
November 8

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged from 4.0 to 5.0. In general, the horses gathered today looked quite healthy. 

Animals gathered:  63
Animals shipped:  62, 1 released back to HMA

Sunday
November 7

Summary:  No horses were gathered today. Instead, PZP was administered to nine mares who were then returned to the Salt Wells HMA along with 40 studs. 

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  66

Saturday
November 6

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged from 4.0 to 5.0. In general, the horses gathered today looked quite healthy.

Animals gathered:  95
Animals shipped:  232
Non-Gather related animal deaths:  2 
Cause:  One horse had a broken leg from a previous injury. The other horse had many visible tumorous growths, some of which were opening up. The horses were euthanized in accordance with WO-IM-2009-041. 

Friday
November 5

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged from 4.0 to 5.0. Overall, the horses gathered today looked quite good.

Animals gathered:  258
Animals shipped:  

Thursday
November 4

Summary:  No horses were gathered today. 95 horses were returned to the Adobe Town HMA.  

Animals gathered:  0

Wednesday
November 3

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged from 4.0 to 5.0. Overall, the horses gathered today looked quite good. PZP was administered to 35 mares.  

Animals gathered:  7
Animals shipped:
  14

Tuesday, 
November 2

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged from 4.0 to 5.0. Mares comprised the majority of the fours with the stud horses in the fives. Overall, the horses gathered today looked quite good.

Animals gathered:  141
Animals shipped:
  211
Gather related animal deaths:  
Cause:  Before leaving the temporary holding corrals Monday evening (11/1), the COR observed a young horse that appeared to be in discomfort. The horse was administered banamine in an attempt to relax the horse. Upon arriving at the corrals this morning at daybreak, the horse was found dead in one of the pens. Obvious cause of the horse’s death has not been determined, but a necropsy was performed and the report is pending.

A second horse broke its leg at the satellite trap today after being gathered during sorting and was euthanized.

Monday, 
November 1

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged from 4.0 to 5.0. Mares comprised the majority of the fours with the stud horses in the fives. Overall, the horses gathered today looked quite good.

Animals gathered:  65
Animals shipped:
  82

Sunday, 
October 31

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged from 4.0 to 5.0. Mares comprised the majority of the four scores with the stud horses in the fives. Overall, the horses gathered today looked quite good.

Animals gathered:  107
Animals shipped:
  82

Saturday, 
October 30

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged from 4.0 to 5.0. Mares comprised the majority of the four scores with the stud horses in the fives. Overall, the horses gathered today looked quite good.

Animals gathered:  116
Animals shipped:
  76
Non-Gather related animal deaths:  
Cause:  After gather operations had concluded for the day and while sorting horses, one horse was euthanized after the COR/WH&B Specialist determined the horse was blind.

Friday, 
October 29

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged from 4.0 to 5.0. Mares comprised the majority of the four scores with the stud horses in the fives. Overall, the horses gathered today looked quite good.

Animals gathered:  106
Animals shipped:  38

Thursday, 
October 28

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged from 3.5 to 4.0. All of the horses (mares and studs) gathered today were in noticeably poorer condition (thinner) than the previous horses gathered from the Adobe Town HMA.

One mare gathered today had a number of cuts and scratches across the front of her chest. Cause of the injuries was not determined. CORs and APHIS veterinarian at the trap site determined that instead of holding the mare at the temporary holding corrals overnight and shipping her to Canon City in the morning, she was hauled in a gooseneck trailer to the Rock Springs corrals this afternoon for further observation.

Animals gathered:  36
Animals shipped:  1

Wednesday, 
October 27

Summary:  Gather operations were scheduled to continue this morning but were cancelled around 10:00 a.m. due to high winds. There are still 22 wild horses in the temporary holding corrals located at Blue Points. As reported by the Contractor and CORs, all horses at the temporary holding corrals looked good.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  0

Tuesday, 
October 26

Summary:  Gather operations were scheduled to continue this morning, however, were cancelled around 10:00 a.m. due to high winds. Currently, there are 22 wild horses in the temporary holding corrals (per gather operations on Sunday 10/24). Per the Contractor and CORs, all horses at the temporary holding corrals looked good.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  0

Monday, 
October 25

Summary:  Today’s operations were cancelled due to high winds and snowy conditions. Tuesday’s weather forecast is very similar to the conditions experienced today.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  0

Sunday, 
October 24

Summary:  A total of 22 horses were gathered today, before operations had to be shutdown due to high winds.

Update: On Friday (10/22) three loads of horses were shipped from the previous trap site #4 (Sand Creek). Two loads went to Canon City and one load went to Rock Springs. A total of 23 stud horses were shipped to Rock Springs. Also, the total number of horses released back into the Adobetown HMA has been updated as follows: 126 horses have been released back into the HMA. This total includes the 39 mares which were administered PZP on Friday.

Animals gathered:  22
Animals shipped:  0

Saturday, 
October 23

Summary:  The contractor is moving facilities to the Salt Wells HMA. The Canon City holding facility received 81 horses on Oct. 22. The horses were in good shape. They will be freeze-marked, vaccinated, and prepared for adoption. 

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:    

Friday, 
October 22

Summary:  The contractor and CORs will use the temporary holding corrals at Sand Creek to administer PZP to 39 selected mares. Fifty-seven studs and 41 mares will be returned to the HMA. No wild horses will be gathered. The Canon City holding facility received 81 horses on Oct. 21. The horses were in good shape. They will be freeze-marked, vaccinated, and prepared for adoption.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  103

Thursday, 
October 21

Summary:  This was the last day of gather operations at this trap site. The Canon City holding facility received 81 horses on Oct. 20. The horses were in good shape. They will be freeze-marked, vaccinated, and prepared for adoption.

Animals gathered:  95
Animals shipped:  81

Wednesday, 
October 20

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged from 3.5 to 5.5. Mares comprised the majority of the four scores with the stud horses in the fives. Overall, the horses gathered today looked quite good.

Animals gathered:  176
Animals shipped:  81

Tuesday, 
October 19

Summary:  Approximately 300 horses are anticipated to be gathered at this trap site over the next 3-4 days.  The Canon City holding facility received 67 horses on Oct. 18. The horses were in good shape. They will be freeze-marked, vaccinated, and prepared for adoption.

Animals gathered:  97
Animals shipped:  0

Monday, 
October 18

Summary:  Ten horses were returned to the Adobe Town HMA. In addition, three horses gathered yesterday were identified as private horses from the neighboring grazing allotment. The owner of the horses was on site this morning to load and haul his horses back to his home ranch. No horses were gathered today.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  67

Sunday, 
October 17

Summary:  Henneke Score ranged from 4.0 to 5.5. Mares comprised the majority of the fours with the stud horses in the fives. Overall, the horses gathered today looked quite good.

Animals gathered:  80
Animals shipped:  0

Saturday, 
October 16

Summary:  No horses were gathered today. Twelve horses were returned to the Adobe Town HMA. The Canon City holding facility received 113 horses on Oct. 15. The horses were in good shape. They will be freeze-marked, vaccinated, and prepared for adoption.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  101

Friday, 
October 15

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged between 3 and 4.5 for the mares, and between 4 and 5 for the studs. In general, the mares were noted as being thin, with the stud horses somewhat healthier looking. The Canon City holding facility received 68 horses on Oct. 14. The horses were in good shape. They will be freeze-marked, vaccinated, and prepared for adoption.

Animals gathered:  85
Animals shipped:
  113
Gather related animal deaths:  
Cause:  The horse was thoroughly examined by the APHIS veterinarian (and the AAEP veterinarians) and no obvious abnormalities were discovered. The APHIS veterinarian believed the cause of death was strain related to the gather. A necropsy was performed and the report is pending. 

Thursday, 
October 14

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged between 3.5 and 5. Some mares gathered today appeared to be a little thin with the stud horses at or near 5. The Canon City holding facility received 120 horses on Oct. 13. The horses were in good shape and with no visible problems. They will be freeze-marked, vaccinated, and prepared for adoption.

Animals gathered:  68
Animals shipped:
  68

Wednesday, 
October 13

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged between 4 and 5. In general, all the horses appeared healthy. The Canon City holding facility received 33 horses on Oct. 12. The horses were in good shape and with no visible problems. They will be freeze-marked, vaccinated, and prepared for adoption.

Animals gathered:  52
Animals shipped:
  120

Tuesday, 
October 12

Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged between 3.5 and 6. In general, all the horses appeared healthy. The Canon City holding facility received 75 horses on Oct. 11. The horses were in good shape and with no visible problems. They will be freeze-marked, vaccinated, and prepared for adoption.

Animals gathered:  122
Animals shipped:
  33

Monday, 
October 11
Summary:  Henneke Scores ranged between 3.5 and 6, with many studs in the 5-6 range. In general, all the horses appeared healthy.  

Animals gathered:  75 
Animals shipped:
  75
Gather related animal deaths: 
Cause:  The horse was thoroughly examined by the APHIS veterinarian and aged to be 20-plus years. No obvious abnormalities were discovered and the veterinarian believed the cause of death was a combination of strain and age. A necropsy was performed and the report is pending.

Sunday, 
October 10

Summary:  Today was the first day of gather operations in the Adobe Town/Salt Wells Herd Management Complex. Henneke Scores ranged between 3.5 and 5, with the majority of the horses above 4. All of the horses appeared healthy in general. One mare came in with a slight limp, but the APHIS veterinarians on scene believed the limp was due to a pre-existing injury.     

Animals gathered:  123  


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  Nov. 2, 2010
  Oct. 1, 2010
  Aug. 27, 2010
  Feb. 19, 2010

Cumulative Totals 
for Gather

Animals
Gathered

Animals
Returned to
Home Range

Animal
Deaths

2,269

 318

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