Strangles Outbreak Closes Litchfield Off-Range Corrals

Adoptions will be suspended for thirty days according to a BLM news release.

The announcement said the infection presents as nasal discharge, fever and swollen lymph nodes around the throat, and runs its course in two to four weeks, but did not indicate that 19 horses died from it last year at Wheatland.

The facility has a capacity of one thousand animals, with 389 wild horses and 334 wild burros present as of February 20.

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