Colorado Wild Horse Death: All Factors of Influenza Pandemic, Smoke Dust, According to BLM
According to a status report on the deaths of 106 wild horses at the Cannon City Wild Horse Facility, some wild animals suffered from severe pneumonia and died of dyspnea or had to be euthanized.
Critics such as the American Wild Horse Campaign, one of the country’s leading wild horse advocates against Roundup and retention of facilities, have said that the Land Management Department has vaccinated horses even though they have been bred for months. Said he couldn’t protect the horse.
“We can’t expect good results from wild horses and taxpayers who round up wild horses from their natural habitat, stuff them with pens and fund this broken system. This horrifying situation should be a wake-up call for parliamentary and state leaders to call for reforms from the Land Management Authority, which runs this mismanaged federal program. ” Scott Wilson, a board member of the Horse Campaign, said.
Report by BLM Most wild horses are up to date on influenza / sai vaccination, but with two specific retention pens, the affected West Douglas horses have only one shot or have not been vaccinated. A few days before the 10 outbreaks, said they had only recently received a booster.
BLM said it believes there are some complications associated with death that first began to occur on April 23.
“Factors include the history of the collection and removal of West Douglas horses after severe wildfires in herd areas, heavy winds and sandstorms in the area for several days before the outbreak. West Douglas horses are about 9 I’ve been in the facility for months, but I’m still restless, flying as a group, and easily disturbed in the enclosure, “the report said.
More than 400 West Douglas horses were rounded up from areas that were not part of the herd control area last summer after being chased by an Oil Springs fire near Rangery.
The facility has 2,550 horses and is under quarantine.
Biosecurity measures are being implemented to prevent further outbreaks.
A complex factor is that the affected horses are wild and cannot be treated without the use of a hydraulic squeeze chute system. This carries the risk of further spreading the disease.
Authorities are considering the administration of antibiotics to the manger.
https://www./utah/2022/5/2/23053519/wildfire-smoke-dust-influenza-culprits-in-colorado-wild-horse-deaths-pneumonia-vaccine-investigation Colorado Wild Horse Death: All Factors of Influenza Pandemic, Smoke Dust, According to BLM