Our wild horses continue to die in the Fallon pens as BLM completed the gelding while the public was at the DOI public workshop in Denver.
BLM will be transporting additional Calico horses selected from the last tour day at Indian Lakes Facility to the Palomino Valley facility on Monday June 21 – Wednesday June 23. These horses will be available for adoption during the July 14, Internet adoption. For any details on the upcoming internet adoption event and viewing location, please call (775) 475-2222.
Indian Lakes Weekly Update (June 12 thru June 18)
Nearly all horses have gained weight and regained their health. Nursing mares and yearlings are on a high nutrition diet while all other horses in adequate body condition are on a maintenance diet. A few of the 2010 foals are noted with minimal levels of upper respiratory disease. They are being monitored and treated as necessary (see previous Upper Respiratory Veterinary Report below). Gelding of the five years and older stallions took place this week. During gelding, one stallion was noted with two cryptorchid testicles and was euthanized, one stallion suffered a spinal injury while in the chute and died on his own and one gelding was found dead in the pen. Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent. No miscarriages occurred.
Facility Death: 3, Cumulative Death total: 99