Sand Wash Roundup Day 5

The incident began on September 1.  Gather stats through September 5:

  • Type: Emergency
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 329, up from 81 on Day 3
  • Average daily take: 65.8
  • Capture goal: 783
  • Removal goal: 733
  • Returned: 1
  • Deaths: 1, up from 0 on Day 3
  • Shipped: 190, up from 64 on Day 3

One horse was put down on Day 4 due to a pre-existing condition.  The death rate is now 0.3%.

The breakdown between stallions, mares and foals was not given on Day 5, only the total number of horses captured.

Foals represented 11.6% of the horses gathered through Day 4.  Of the adults, 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female.  The low percentage of foals may be due to the darting program.

Body condition scores were not reported.

Day 5 ended with 137 unaccounted-for animals.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 362
  • Forage assigned to horses: 4,344 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 896
  • Forage liberated to date: 3,936 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 3,280 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 16,827 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Horses displaced from HMA by livestock: 1,402 (2.8% of off-range holding)
  • True AML: 1,764

RELATED: Sand Wash Roundup Day 3.

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