EUREKA - Summer dryness is endangering the food and water sources for Nevada's wild horses, prompting a round-up in Eureka County, Bureau of Land Management officials said.
Starting Thursday, as many as 600 horses will be removed from the Fish Creek Herd Management Area, the fifth round-up of the summer, officials said.
Because of the dryness, water has retreated to a few muddy pools with vegetation becoming scarce as well. The past few weeks, BLM workers have been hauling water to the horses.
The roundup is expected to last 10 days.
Gathered horses will be sent to the National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino Valley where they will receive veterinary care, be branded and inoculated. They will then be made available for adoption and pasture grazing.
Anyone interested in wild horse adoption is encouraged to call the National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino Valley at (775) 475-2222.