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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. Review of Proposals to the Bureau of Land Management on Wild Horse and Burro Sterilization or Contraception: A Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21667.
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Review of Proposals to the Bureau of
Land Management on Wild Horse and
Burro Sterilization or Contraception

A Letter Report


Committee for the Review of Proposals to the Bureau of Land Management on
Wild Horse or Burro Sterilization or Contraception


Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources


Division on Earth and Life Studies

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. Review of Proposals to the Bureau of Land Management on Wild Horse and Burro Sterilization or Contraception: A Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21667.
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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

This study was supported by Contract L14PX008007 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Bureau of Land Management. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. Review of Proposals to the Bureau of Land Management on Wild Horse and Burro Sterilization or Contraception: A Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21667.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. Review of Proposals to the Bureau of Land Management on Wild Horse and Burro Sterilization or Contraception: A Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21667.
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COMMITTEE FOR THE REVIEW OF PROPOSALS TO THE BUREAU OF LAND
MANAGEMENT ON WILD HORSE OR BURRO STERILIZATION OR
CONTRACEPTION

DAVID M. POWELL (Chair), Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo, New York City

BRUCE CHRISTENSEN, University of California, Davis

CHERYL DYER, SenesTech, Flagstaff, Arizona

LARRY KATZ, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Highland Park, New Jersey

THOMAS LENZ, Zoetis Animal Health, Louisburg, Kansas

LOWELL MILLER, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Wildlife Research Center (retired), Greeley, Colorado

BUDHAN PUKAZHENTHI, Smithsonian Conversation Biology Institute, Front Royal, Virginia

ADEL TALAAT, University of Wisconsin, Madison

BARBARA WOLFE, The Ohio State University and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Wilds, Columbus, Ohio

Staff

ROBIN A. SCHOEN, Director

KARA N. LANEY, Program Officer

JENNA BRISCOE, Program Assistant

NORMAN GROSSBLATT, Senior Editor

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. Review of Proposals to the Bureau of Land Management on Wild Horse and Burro Sterilization or Contraception: A Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21667.
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BOARD ON AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

NORMAN R. SCOTT (Chair), Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (Emeritus)

PEGGY F. BARLETT, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

HAROLD L. BERGMAN, University of Wyoming, Laramie

SUSAN CAPALBO, Oregon State University, Corvallis

GAIL CZARNECKI-MAULDEN, Nestle Purina PetCare, St. Louis, Missouri

RICHARD A. DIXON, University of North Texas, Denton

GEBISA EJETA, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

ROBERT B. GOLDBERG, University of California, Los Angeles

FRED GOULD, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

GARY F. HARTNELL, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri

GENE HUGOSON, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

MOLLY M. JAHN, University of Wisconsin, Madison

ROBBIN S. JOHNSON, Cargill Foundation, Wayzata, Minnesota

JAMES W. JONES, University of Florida, Gainesville

A.G. KAWAMURA, Solutions from the Land, Washington, DC

STEPHEN S. KELLEY, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

JULIA L. KORNEGAY, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

PHILIP E. NELSON, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (Emeritus)

CHARLES W. RICE, Kansas State University, Manhattan

JIM E. RIVIERE, Kansas State University, Manhattan

ROGER A. SEDJO, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC

KATHLEEN SEGERSON, University of Connecticut, Storrs

MERCEDES VAZQUEZ-AÑON, Novus International, Inc., St. Charles, Missouri

Staff

ROBIN A. SCHOEN, Director

CAMILLA YANDOC ABLES, Program Officer

JENNA BRISCOE, Program Assistant

KARA N. LANEY, Program Officer

JANET M. MULLIGAN, Senior Program Associate for Research

PEGGY TSAI YIH, Senior Program Officer

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. Review of Proposals to the Bureau of Land Management on Wild Horse and Burro Sterilization or Contraception: A Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21667.
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Acknowledgments

This report has been reviewed in draft form by a reviewer chosen for his technical expertise in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council Report Review Committee. The purpose of the independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards of objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. The review of the report was conducted by Dr. George Seidel, Colorado State University. Appointed by the National Academy of Sciences, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of the report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

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As a follow-up to the 2013 report Using Science to Improve the Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward, this letter report reviews research project proposals submitted to the Bureau of Land Management and aimed at developing new or refining existing techniques and establishing protocols for the contraception or permanent sterilization of either male or female wild horses and/or burros in the field. Review of Proposals to the Bureau of Land Management on Wild Horse and Burro Sterilization or Contraception considers factors related to the scientific validity of the proposed technique(s), goals and objectives of the work, research methodology and design of the study, proposed statistical analysis and interpretation of anticipated data obtained, animal welfare implications and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approvals, feasibility, as well as the qualifications, expertise, and experience of the investigators. This report ranks the proposals in order of merit and provides a brief report on additional factors for the Bureau of Land Management to consider in selecting proposals to fund.

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