Sterilization of Dominant Males will not Limit the Feral Horse Population

Nelson, K.J.

U S Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Research Paper (RM-226): 7


In a study carried out in Carson National Forest, New Mexico, it was found that sterilization of dominant stallions is impractical for controlling feral horse populations. Evidence does not support the premise that reproductive units are stable, with one male and many females.