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Genetic variation in the feral horses of the Namib Desert , Namibia

  title={Genetic variation in the feral horses of the Namib Desert , Namibia},
  author={E G Cothrana and E van Dykb and F J van der Merwec},
INTRODUCTION Feral horse populations frequently live in harsh environments, because they are forced into these areas to prevent competition with grazing livestock such as cattle and sheep. The feral horse population of the Namib Desert perhaps occupies the most inhospitable environment of any group of horses. The horse population is concentrated around a well (the Garub water hole, the only permanent source of water in the area) about 20 km from the village of Aus in Namibia. Although no… 

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