25 foals die at BLM’s Litchfield Corrals in CA, BLM states likely cause is colitis

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Healthy foals with their moms in Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory

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SOURCE:  BLM News Release

For Immediate Release: Oct. 17, 2017

Contact:  Jeff Fontana, 530-252-5332                                                                        CA-N-17-57

Preliminary results for wild horse deaths at BLM corrals

SUSANVILLE, Calif. – Preliminary veterinarian results indicate that 25 wild horse foals held at the BLM’s Litchfield Corrals may have died from colitis, or inflammation of the colon.  Additional tests are ongoing and the BLM is waiting for results from additional blood and tissue samples that could point to the cause of the colitis.

The foals, all under six months old, were awaiting adoption, when on Oct. 2 BLM wranglers noticed signs of a flu-like illness in some animals, all of which were housed in a single pen.  The wranglers consulted with a veterinarian and treated symptoms, but the condition of the foals…

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