Welcome: Part 2

Many of you know that I am going to Graduate School to study the impact of artificial management, particularly PZP, on the Pryor mustangs.

I am interested in determining the long term impacts of PZP on the horses as individuals and as a herd. I’m looking at influences on genetic diversity, behaviour and welfare. My goal is to assess these factors in a scientific manner so that we can most humanely and effectively protect and manage the herd. As the horses are social mammals, I believe impacts on behaviour are particularly important to identify and address.

The research has wider applications to several populations of social mammals, such as wolves, elk and deer.

4 thoughts on “Welcome: Part 2

  1. Hi Abbie , what a wonderful study path. Its good to hear such willingness and determination to help manage the herd better , and let me tell you that more people with such knowledge are needed. Look forward to reading your blog posts šŸ™‚

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