8/25/10

Newly Gelded Calico Horses Perish Due To Inadequate Vet Care

Grossly inadequate veterinary care is causing suffering and death to newly gelded young horses from Calico according to Dr. Eric Davis, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA).

Personally, I've never been impressed with the HSUS or their veterinarians. That's why this report is especially chilling.
Amplify’d from www.examiner.com

Maureen Harmonay

HSUS veterinarian expresses concerns over BLM's anesthesia protocols during wild horse castrations

Newly gelded young horses being exercised by BLM wranglers at Fallon, Nevada facility in April

After having observed the BLM veterinarian's castration of 35 "high risk" stallions from the Calico Mountain Complex at the Indian Lakes Road feedlot near Fallon, Nevada on July 1st, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA)'s Dr. Eric Davis has issued a report that raises grave concerns about the safety and pain management procedures that are being used on the wild horses in BLM custody.

And indeed, at least nine recently gelded males at the facility have perished during the last three months as a direct result of the castration complications cited in Dr. Davis's report, including one (#1269) who died during the second week of August.
Read more at www.examiner.com
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