Przewalski's Horse: The History and Biology of an Endangered Species

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SUNY Press, 1994 - Nature - 313 pages
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Przewalski s horse, the only true horse never to have been domesticated, is believed to be extinct in the wild. Experts from around the world come together in this book and offer a complete synthesis of knowledge about the species to date. Topics included are taxonomy, morphology, former geographic distribution, history in captivity, the studbook, genetics, population biology, nutrition, veterinary care, reproduction, and behavior. Implications for management are also included and are especially relevant in light of recent plans to attempt the reintroduction of Przewalski s horses into the wild. This book provides a valuable reference to those charged with managing this endangered species in captivity and implementing its reintroduction."
 

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Contents

The History of Przewalskis Horse
5
Morphology Habitat and Taxonomy
39
The Studbook
61
Genetic Studies of Przewalskis Horses
75
Population Biology
93
Nutrition and Feeding
115
Husbandry
131
Reproduction in the Przewalskis Horse
173
Activity Patterns
195
Social Behavior
229
Reintroduction
255
References
273
Contributors
301
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About the author (1994)

Lee Boyd is Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Biology at Washburn University.

Katherine A. Houpt, V.M.D. is Professor of Physiology at Cornell University.

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