Posts Tagged ‘Calico’
Posted by Texas Mustang Project on April 4, 2010
The following are copied email texts from “Jane Doe” to Dr. Irwin Liu and Dr. Sharon Spier at UC Davis. “Jane Doe” is being used for this information to be distributed – obviously to protect the privacy of this individual. She had originally contacted Dr. Liu to inquire about birth control for wild horses earlier in the year. This email was directed at the Pigeon Fever infections and the re-feeding of the wild horses that had been underweight.
Dr. Spier and I have been corresponding over the course of this past week concerning the infections and other issues the wild horses are currently facing. She was gracious enough to forward this correspondence to me and to give permission for it to be posted for you all as well.
The information contained in these emails is actually very interesting and may answer a couple of your questions. Also, see the end of this post for several links to references regarding both “Pigeon Fever” and re-feeding syndrome, as well as articles regarding the care and health of horses.
The figures used by “Jane Doe” have not been verified. Her opinions are her own and are in no way a reflection of the opinions of myself, Dr. Liu, or Dr. Spier unless specifically stated otherwise.
Unknown when this email originated…
Hello Dr. Liu,
This is “Jane Doe” again in Any Town, USA. with a question regarding Wild Horses. I have asked for your help regarding birth control for the wild horses earlier this year.
The BLM has rounded up over 1900 Horses from the Calico herd and the horses are now in the Fallon, Nevada holding pen. Over 119 have died. This includes approx. 40 foals that the mares have miscarried following the 14 mile chase. Others are still dying of metabolic syndrome, or change in feed. 2 foals died from their hooves falling off from the harsh helicopter chase.
I have read they are feeding them 50 % alfalfa, which I would think is far too rich for a horse having eaten forage all of its life.
My question is, now many horses there in Fallon have Pigeon Fever. The public is allowed to visit only on Sundays from Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in BLM, Calico Complex Gather 2009-2010, Daily Posts | Tagged: BLM, Broken Arrow, Calico, Dr. Irwin Liu, Dr. Sharon Spier, Fallon, Pigeon Fever, re-feeding, UC Davis | 106 Comments »
Posted by Texas Mustang Project on March 22, 2010
Some of these are repeats, but some are new. Figured I’d put all of ’em here for you guys to check out. Some of these are actually pretty interesting. Give it a shot, you might be surprised.
Posted in BLM, Calico Complex Gather 2009-2010, Daily Posts, Ruby Pipeline, LLC | Tagged: BLM, Calico, calico gather, HMA, Public lands, range, rangelands, sierra, toiyabe, United States Secretary of the Interior, Wild Horse, Wild Horse and Burro Program, wild mustangs | 25 Comments »
Posted by Texas Mustang Project on March 21, 2010
Each fiscal year since 1989, the Bureau of Land Management has compiled a national, BLM-wide Rangeland Inventory, Monitoring, and Evaluation Report. This report contains 7 tables and has undergone various modifications through time. Tables 1, 2, and 3 contain results on the BLM’s vegetation inventories and trend. Tables 1 through 3 are presented to satisfy Section 201(a) of The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, and the Public Rangelands Improvement Act (PRIA) of 1978, both of which affirm Congress’s intent to have BLM prepare and maintain on a continuing basis an inventory of public rangeland conditions and trends. Table 4 reports how livestock grazing allotments are categorized. Tables 5 and 6 report on monitoring activities and plans implemented on allotments. Table 7 reports on results of evaluations of Standards for Rangeland Health.
This report is generated by the BLM National Operations Center in Denver, Colorado.
Contact Mike “Sherm” Karl at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-236-0166 for more detail.
PDF versions of the reports are listed below for Fiscal Years since 1989. Click on the year to download the report.
Current Year (Fiscal Year 2009)
Content Manager: Sherm Karl, email@example.com
Posted in BLM, Calico Complex Gather 2009-2010, Daily Posts, Eagle Gather Feb 2010, McGavin Peak Gather, Ruby Pipeline, LLC, You Be the Judge Series | Tagged: Animal, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, burros, Calico, Casualties, Equidae, Equine, Equine Welfare, equines, Equus, Fallon, Government, HMA, horse abuse, Ken Salazar, Mustang, mustangs, natural horsemanship, Nevada, Public land, roundup, Ruby, Ruby Pipeline, United States United States Secretary of the Interior, welfare, Wild Horse, Wild Horses, Wild Mustang, wildhorses, You Be the Judge | 1 Comment »
Posted by Texas Mustang Project on March 18, 2010
Specifically, Section III DISCUSSION, Sub-Section B. Placement of Excess Horses in Long-Term Holding Facilities, 1. The Merits…
March 18, 2010, From Animal Legal & Historical Center:
Case Details: IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Ken SALAZAR, et al., Defendants
Court Date: 12/23/2009
Docket Number: Civil Action No. 09-2222 (PLF)
Judges: PAUL L. FRIEDMAN, District Judge
Attorneys: William James Spriggs, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Pc, Washington, DC, for Plaintiffs. John B. Grosko, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resource, Washington, DC, for Defendants
United States District Court, District of Columbia
In Defense of Animals v. Salazar
— F.Supp.2d —-, 2009 WL 4981172 (D.D.C.)Summary:
In this case, the Plaintiffs, In Defense of Animals, Craig C. Downer, and Terri Farley, attempted to obtain a preliminary injunction that would stop the defendants, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and representatives of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (“the Bureau”), from implementing a plan to capture or gather approximately 2,700 wild horses located in western Nevada (“gather plan”). The Bureau wanted to corral the horses to bring the horse population under control so that it might protect the “ecological balance” of the area. The plaintiffs contended that the gather plan had to be set aside pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq., because the Bureau did not have the statutory authority to carry out the gather plan, and because the plan did not comply with the terms of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (“Wild Horse Act”), 16 U.S.C. §§ 1331 et seq. The Court denied the Plaintiffs request for an injunction.
The Court held that in order to warrant preliminary injunctive relief, the moving parties had to show: (1) that there was a substantial Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in BLM, Calico Complex Gather 2009-2010, Daily Posts | Tagged: BLM, Bureau of Land Management, burros, Calico, Craig Downer, Cruelty to animals, Equidae, Equine, Equine Welfare, equines, Fallon, Government, HMA, horse abuse, Horse Slaughter, Ken Salazar, montana, Mustang, mustangs, Nevada, Public land, roundup, United States United States Secretary of the Interior, Wild Horse, Wild Horses, Wild Mustang, wildhorses, You Be the Judge | 14 Comments »
Posted by Texas Mustang Project on March 2, 2010
BLM is investigating the helicopter fly-over at Broken Arrow USA / Fallon Facility. A private helicopter flew over and hovered for a few minutes above the Indian Lakes Road Short-term Holding Facility on Sunday, Feb. 14. The next day a healthy stallion was found dead in the pen by a damaged corral panel. The death is attributed to a fractured neck that resulted from collision with the corral panel caused by the presence of the helicopter.
Law enforcement rangers with the Bureau of Land Management are investigating the incident. If anyone has information about the incident, please call Mike Marquart at 775-861-6621.
Posted in BLM, Daily Posts | Tagged: Animal, animal cruelty, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, burros, Calico, Casualties, Cruelty to animals, Equidae, Equine, Equine Welfare, equines, Equus, Fallon, Government, HMA, Hoof Sloughing, Hoof Sloughs, horse abuse, Mustang, mustangs, natural horsemanship, Nevada, Orphaned Foal, Public land, roundup, United States, United States Secretary of the Interior, welfare, Wild Horse, Wild Horses, Wild Mustang, wildhorses, You Be the Judge | 29 Comments »
Posted by Texas Mustang Project on February 18, 2010
You Be the Judge
February 18, 2010
By: Tracie Lynn Thompson
On February 08, 2010 I spoke with Mr. John Neill, Manager at the now “infamous” Fallon Facility in Fallon, NV (AKA Indian Lakes Rd Facility or Broken Arrow USA) following the end of the 2009-2010 Calico Wild Horse Gather. Some of these answers you may have heard before, but I’d be willing to bet that you haven’t heard at least a few of ‘em from below. The topics I discussed with Mr. Neill included deeper exploration into:
- The Colts with Hoof Sloughing
- Calico Daily Gather Updates – Deciphered
- The Miscarriages
- The Calico / Fallon “Orphaned Foal”: Status Update
- The Windbreaks
- Dietary Concerns & Sorting Concerns
I requested this conversation with Mr. Neill for a few reasons (curiosity mostly) but more so in response to the many comments and concerns about the communications – or lack of communications – between BLM personnel and the public. Now, I am not in Nevada, nor am I an “observer” of the gather from on site. But I am an observer nonetheless and I am a member of the public.
For those not familiar with YBTJ Q&A format, these are very candid conversations from both me as the author and from the individual being questioned. I ask questions as pointedly and as bluntly as I can, and I report the answers as they are given to me, albeit checked for spelling and grammar. Mr. Neill proved true to YBTJ form and answered just as candidly as I was asking the questions.
By the way, I left a few little “clues” throughout this edition –just for those who pick up on ‘em – as a reply to the questions of “what are my issues with this whole situation” and “sneak peaks” at my proposal for better management options. Best I can do at the moment, but of course – more to come later. And don’t forget to check out the great list of references and links at the end!
The Colts with Hoof Sloughing:
T: Medically speaking there is a correlation between nutritional deficiencies and a resultant inflammation – the inflammation being a precursor to the hoof sloughing. Could that be a possibility with these two cases? (1) (2)
Mr. Neill: That did not happen here.
T: Ok. What exactly did happen to these colts that would’ve caused sloughing of their hooves?
Mr. Neill: Extreme trauma to the foot / feet due to traveling too far over rocky terrain, that’s what’s happening there. It isn’t related to a diet change issue or anything nutritionally related. These two colts that have this trauma came in with poor body condition prior to the gather. The gather had nothing to do with their poor condition. The gather did have most likely everything to do with the trauma to their feet.
T: Just so I know that I have this correct, are you saying that the colts had in fact had “their feet run off” as some advocates have charged? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in BLM, Daily Posts, You Be the Judge Series | Tagged: BLM, Calico, Casualties, Fallon, HMA, Hoof Sloughing, Hoof Sloughs, Mustang, Orphaned Foal, Wild Horse, Wild Mustang, You Be the Judge | 14 Comments »
Posted by Texas Mustang Project on February 13, 2010
Some of the supporting documentation for You Be the Judge, 9th Edition – The Ruby Conflict. Just for information and to download if you don’t have them already.Part 1:
Posted in BLM, Daily Posts, You Be the Judge Series | Tagged: BLM, Bureau of Land Management, burros, Calico, Casualties, Equine, Equine Welfare, equines, Equus, Fallon, HMA, Hoof Sloughing, horse abuse, Ken Salazar, Mustang, natural horsemanship, Nevada, Orphaned Foal, Public land, Ruby, Ruby Pipeline, United States United States Secretary of the Interior, Wild Horse, Wild Mustang, You Be the Judge | Leave a Comment »