QUIZ: How much do you know about the American West's wild horse population?

A recent evaluation by a National Research Council committee sheds light on the National Wild Horses and Burros Program.
Nov 19, 2013
By dvm360.com staff

C. Correct! There are approximately 45,000 horses currently residing in short-term and long-term holding facilities. Due to consistent removals to manage the population on the rangelands, the number of “free-roaming” horses in captivity now exceeds the number on the rangeland. The cost to maintain each horse in captivity for the remainder of its life is estimated to be around $16,110.

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