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Tuscarora Gather Horses at Palomino Valley Center and Gunnison, Utah Facility

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on July 21, 2010


Tuscarora Gather Horses at Palomino Valley Center and Gunnison, Utah Facility

Tuesday, July 20   Palomino Valley Facility
Fifty-two Owyhee horses consisting of 41 mares, 4 foals and 7 studs were received from the Owyhee HMA, arrival was approximately 6:10 p.m.  No immediate health concerns were noted at that time.  All animals unloaded from the trucks in stable condition and were placed in pens where there was grass hay and water with and without electrolytes.  No other deaths have occurred at this time.

Total facility death: 1

Monday, July 19    Palomino Valley Facility
87 animals were received from the Owhyee HMA (23 foals and 64 mares). They were in stable condition upon arrival and placed in pens where grass hay and water with and without electrolytes are available. No other deaths have occurred at this time.

Received: 87 | Total at facility: 343 | Total facility death: 1

Sunday, July 18     Palomino Valley Facility
91 animals were received from the Owhyee HMA (42 foals and 49 mares).  They were in stable condition upon arrival and placed in pens where grass hay and water with and without electrolytes are available.  No other deaths have occurred at this time. 

Received: 91 | Total at facility: 256 | Total facility death: 1

Saturday, July 17  Palomino Valley Facility
Thirty-seven horses from the Owyhee were received at 6 p.m., consisting of 13 wet mares, 4 dry mares, 8 foals and 12 studs.  No immediate health concerns were noted on arrival.  All animals unloaded from the trucks in stable condition and were placed in pens with grass hay, water and water with electrolytes.

Received: 37,  Total at facility: 165

Gunnison Prison Wild Horse Training Facility
The facility received 75 studs at 6:00 p.m.  Utah State Veterinarian Dr. Bruce King was on site when the horses arrived.  All the wild horses made the trip without incident and appear healthy with no problems after they were unloaded.  The animals were placed in pens where they can be monitored closely.  Grass hay and unlimited water was provided to each pen.  The horses all appeared alert and did not show signs of stress from dehydration.

Received: 75

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2 Responses to “Tuscarora Gather Horses at Palomino Valley Center and Gunnison, Utah Facility”

  1. sandra longley said

    41 mares and only 4 foals….whats the deal??? Where did the 75 studs come fro m in one group? They do not have the facilities do they at the gather site to sort all these studs out do they?

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