Non-surgical sterilisation methods may offer a sustainable solution to feral horse (Equus caballus) overpopulation.

  title={Non-surgical sterilisation methods may offer a sustainable solution to feral horse (Equus caballus) overpopulation.},
  author={Sally Elizabeth Hall and Brett Nixon and Robert John Aitken},
  journal={Reproduction, fertility, and development},
  volume={29 9},
Feral horses are a significant pest species in many parts of the world, contributing to land erosion, weed dispersal and the loss of native flora and fauna. There is an urgent need to modify feral horse management strategies to achieve public acceptance and long-term population control. One way to achieve this is by using non-surgical methods of sterilisation, which are suitable in the context of this mobile and long-lived species. In this review we consider the benefits of implementing novel… CONTINUE READING


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