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Boise BLM wild horse adoptions on hold due to equine distemper


Members of the public interested in adopting a wild horse or burro should contact the BLM Boise District Office at (208) 384-3300 to provide their contact information.

by KBOI Staff

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) – The Bureau of Land Management has temporarily suspended wild horse and burro adoptions at the Boise BLM Wild Horse Corrals due to strangles, or equine distemper, in several horses.

Strangles is an upper respiratory tract infection in horses and although usually not fatal, is highly contagious.

While the symptomatic horses are quarantined and being treated by a veterinarian, the BLM has decided to close the corrals to adoptions and public visitors as a precaution until further notice.

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3 replies »

  1. All the great care being taken by the BLM south their high quality hay, great vet care, no shelters…NOT. Why does this not surprise me?


  2. See – it’s not always about the numbers themselves when ‘managing’ our wildlife. There’s always the unpredictable, like disease, that will affect numbers. To hear the so-called experts tell it – it is just about controlling population numbers.


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