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Calico Gather Updates…

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on January 21, 2010

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010           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. About 20 to 25 horses at the facility have received treatment for various 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.

Totals: 1,195 gathered, 1,074 moved to Fallon, 30 at gather corrals, 2 euthanized at gather site, 1 death pre-existing condition, 1 back to HMA. Fallon facility: 6 deaths

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010      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 cancelled after those signed up to attend decided to reschedule because the gather site is being moved. Next observation day is Saturday.


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