Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Economic benefit of fertility control in wild horse populations

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

Economic benefit of fertility control in wild horse populations; 2007; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Management; Bartholow, J.

Summary

I projected costs for several contraceptive treatments that could be used by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to manage 4 wild horse (Equus caballus) populations. Potential management alternatives included existing roundup and selective removal methods combined with contraceptives of different duration and effectiveness. I projected costs for a 20-year economic life using the WinEquus?? wild horse population model and state-by-state cost estimates reflecting BLM's operational expenses. Findings revealed that 1) currently available 2-year contraceptives in most situations are capable of reducing variable operating costs by 15%, 2) experimental 3-year contraceptives may be capable of reducing costs by 18%, and 3) combining contraceptives [...]

Contacts

Author :
J. Bartholow

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

metadata6347456869360511842.xml
Potential Metadata Source

View
3.06 KB
Thumbnail
Thumbnail

Tags

Categories
Publication
Types

Provenance

Data source
Harvester
Harvested on Mon Jul 21 12:05:08 MDT 2014 from MODS XML Service

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
local-index unknown 70000573
local-pk unknown 70000573
doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.2193/2007-064
series unknown Journal of Wildlife Management

Citation Extension

journalJournal of Wildlife Management
parts
typevolume
value71
typeissue
value8
languageEnglish
citationTypeArticle

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...