Nevada WHR Roundup Day 10

The incident began on December 20.  Gather stats through December 29:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Animals captured: 468 horses, 91 burros
  • Average daily take: 46.8 horses, 9.1 burros
  • Capture goal: 648 horses, 100 burros
  • Removal goal: 438 horses, 100 burros
  • Returned: No horses, no burros
  • Deaths: 8 horses, no burros
  • Shipped: 268 horses, 91 burros

Two stallions and four mares were put down on Day 9 due to pre-existing conditions, increasing the death rate to 1.7%.

The cumulative totals include 137 stallions, 214 mares and 117 foals.  On the burro side, 47 jacks, 30 jennies and 14 foals.

Youngsters represented 25.0% of the horses captured and 15.4% of the burros.

Of the adults, 39.0% were stallions and 61.0% were mares.  For the burros, 61.0% were jacks and 39.0% were jennies.

Body condition scores were not reported.

The location of gather activity within the WHR is not known.

Nevada WHR Map 12-16-21

Day 10 ended with 192 unaccounted-for horses and no unaccounted-for burros.

The number of horses removed to date is 468, which exceeds the goal, but the number to be released has not been announced.

Horses removed = Horses capturedHorses returned

Mares returned to the area will be treated with GonaCon, a pesticide that may function as a sterilant.

The number of burros removed is 91.

Operations are not open to public observation.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 500 horses, zero burros
  • Forage assigned to horses: 6,000 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 736 horses, 95 burros and an unspecified number of foals
  • Forage liberated to date: N/A
  • Water liberated to date: N/A
  • Forage assigned to livestock: None
  • Animals displaced from WHR by livestock: None
  • True AML: 500

RELATED: Nevada WHR Roundup Day 8.

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