Death Reports from the Wyoming Checkerboard Roundup: September 15, 2014 to October 9, 2014

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From the BLM Daily Reports:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Animal deaths: 1 

Cause: A yearling bay colt was found dead in a short-term holding pen. The necropsy revealed an acute neck injury likely the result of running into a panel during the night.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Animal deaths: 2 

Cause:A three-and-a-half month old black filly was found dead in a short-term holding pen. A necropsy was performed but the cause of death is undetermined.

Cause: A six-month-old brown colt collapsed in a horse trailer. The necropsy revealed that the colt had scar tissue and nodules on its lungs, indicating that it likely had pneumonia previously. Tissue has been sent for testing with results expected in several weeks.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Animal deaths: 1 

Cause: A 12-year-old grey stud had lameness associated with severe arthritis in both knees. Euthanized.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Animal deaths: 1 

Cause: A 25-year-old red roan stud had an enlarged left front ankle and chronic severe arthritis in both ankle and knee joints with poor prognosis for improvement. Euthanized.

Monday, September 22, 2104

Animal deaths: 2

Cause: A 28-year-old chestnut bay stud had an old injury and swelling to the left front knee and right hock. It also had severe muscle atrophy over the entire rump area due to nerve injury from a severely arthritic spine. Its Henneke score was 1.5. Euthanized. 

Cause: A 25-year-old black stud had swelling of both front knees from an old, degenerative injury. Both front feet were clubbed due to complications from the knee injuries, causing the leg tendons to shorten. Its Henneke score was 1.5. Euthanized.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Animal deaths: 3 

Cause: A foal bay stud gathered on September 24 was down in the morning but improved and was able to eat and drink. The foal was given penicillin but declined at the end of day and became recumbent. Euthanized.

Cause: A nine-year-old bay wet mare became recumbent and had a grand mal seizure lasting 15+ minutes. The mare did not respond to touch. Euthanized.

Cause: A four-year-old bay wet mare had a perianal fistula with bleeding and urine leakage from under the tail. The fistula was packed with feces and infected. The mare was septic with a Henneke score of 1.5. Euthanized.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Animal deaths: 1 

Cause: An 18-year-old bay stud had a pre-existing injury. Its right front leg had broken and healed in a 45 degree rotation. There was massive swelling/fibrosis and the horse was walking on the inside of its right front hoof. Euthanized.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Animal deaths: 2 

Cause: A seven-year-old black mare ran into a panel and broke her neck, dying instantly.

Cause: A six-year-old bay mare had severe scoliosis with extreme stunting. The mare’s spine was twisted 90 degrees counter-clockwise behind the withers, shortening the horse from nose to tail. Movement and foraging were difficult, resulting in poor body condition for her and her foal. Henneke score of 2.5. Euthanized. 
Note: The mare’s chestnut foal was sent to the local veterinarian for surrogate pediatric care.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Animal Deaths: 1

Cause: A six-month-old sorrel stud colt ran into a panel at the temporary holding corral and broke its neck, dying instantly.

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