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Gather Updates – Jan. 11 – 14, Mon thru Thurs

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on January 14, 2010


Gather Updates – Jan. 11 – 14, Mon thru Thurs

As copied from the BLM website…

Monday, Jan. 11, 2010: 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.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010: 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: 1 death

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010: 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.

Totals: 759 gathered,  594 tranferred to Fallon, 161 at gather corrals, 2 euthanized at gather site, 1 death pre-existing condition, 1 back to HMA

Fallon facility: 2 deaths

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010: The BLM is escorting a Good Morning America TV crew and Madeline Pickens and her group to the gather today.

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