Australia has an estimated 300,000 feral horses, mainly in central and northern Australia. Feral horses are a complex management problem because they are widespread, often occur in relatively inaccessible country, are a major economic and environmental resource and an animal welfare concern. This book contains a comprehensive review of the history of feral horses in Australia, their biology, the damage they cause, and past and current management. The attitudes of animal welfare and other interest groups are examined. The authors recommend management techniques and strategies for control, illustrated by a case study. Areas for further research are identified. The book is an essential reference and management guide for policy makers, land managers and others interested in feral horses.
|Author||Dobbie, W.R., Berman D. McK. and Braysher, M.L|
|Publisher||Bureau of Rural Sciences|
|Institution||Bureau of Rural Sciences|
|Region||Australia - national|
|Links||Download from ABARES website|