Silver King Roundup Day 7

The incident began on February 7.  Gather stats through February 13:

  • Horses captured: 213, up from 201 on Day 5
  • Goal: 283
  • Returned: 0
  • Deaths: 3, up from 2 on Day 5
  • Shipped: 173, up from 85 on Day 5

Helicopters were grounded on Day 7 due to weather.

One horse was put down on Day 6 as a result of pre-existing conditions.  The overall death rate is now 1.4%, up from 1.0% on Day 5.

No foals have been caught to date.  Roughly 48% of captured adults are male and 52% are female.

Body condition scores are not known.

The number of unaccounted-for animals is 37, down from 114 on Day 5.

Some of the mares will be treated with contraceptives and returned to the range, but no such activity has been reported.  The effect on pre-born foals is not known.

Data quality has been good.

RELATED: Silver King Roundup Day 5.

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