Wild horse scientists / written by Kay Frydenborg.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Traces the work of two wildlife veterinarians who protect and chart the lives of Assateague Island's wild horses, describing their shared efforts to balance the horses' ecosystem and raise awareness.
    • Content Notes:
      Stalking Wild Horses -- Going Wild -- Watching Wild Horses -- Wild Horses : Shoot to Kill Save -- Forever Wild? -- Glossary.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (p. 78) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780547518312 : HRD
      0547518315 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      2011039912
    • Accession Number:
      fay.376203
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FRYDENBORG, K. Wild horse scientists. [s. l.]: Houghton Mifflin, 2012. ISBN 9780547518312. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.376203. Acesso em: 3 jun. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Frydenborg K. Wild Horse Scientists. Houghton Mifflin; 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.376203. Accessed June 3, 2020.
    • APA:
      Frydenborg, K. (2012). Wild horse scientists. Houghton Mifflin.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Frydenborg, Kay. 2012. Wild Horse Scientists. Scientists in the Field. Houghton Mifflin. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.376203.
    • Harvard:
      Frydenborg, K. (2012) Wild horse scientists. Houghton Mifflin (Scientists in the field). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.376203 (Accessed: 3 June 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Frydenborg, K 2012, Wild horse scientists, Scientists in the field, Houghton Mifflin, viewed 3 June 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Frydenborg, Kay. Wild Horse Scientists. Houghton Mifflin, 2012. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.376203.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Frydenborg, Kay. Wild Horse Scientists. Scientists in the Field. Houghton Mifflin, 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.376203.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Frydenborg K. Wild horse scientists [Internet]. Houghton Mifflin; 2012 [cited 2020 Jun 3]. (Scientists in the field). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.376203

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2012 December #1

*Starred Review* This engaging volume from the Scientists in the Field series looks at the wild horses living in Maryland's Assateague Island National Seashore and introduces two scientists whose work has made a significant difference in their lives. Working with an endocrinologist, wildlife reproductive physiologist Jay Kirkpatrick developed a means of injecting wild mares with contraceptives using darts shot from a distance. Meanwhile, ethologist (zoologist studying animals in a natural environment) Ron Keiper began observing the same horses day and night in every season, keeping detailed records of individual horses, their family groups, and their behaviors. Readers who first heard of Assateague Island through Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague (1947) may be intrigued by the differences between the management of wild horses at the Maryland and Virginia ends of the island, which are directed by different federal agencies. Excellent color photos of Assateague horses, their habitat, and the scientists who study them appear throughout the book. Sidebars and longer feature articles explore related topics such as the equine contraceptive vaccine PZP and the use of the terms pony and horse. Well researched, clearly written, and quite informative, this handsome book offers close-up views of scientists at work and why their work matters. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring

Researchers are attempting to control the horse population on Assateague Island by determining the sustainable number of horses and then developing a contraceptive vaccine that limits mares to a single foal per lifetime. The information--a combination of lab and field science details and personal observation--is accessible and engaging. Relevant and clear color photographs show both horses and scientists in situ. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2013 #1

The wild horses of Assateague Island (well known by fans of Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague books) and the people who study them are the focus of this series entry. Researchers are attempting to control the horse population on this fragile barrier island between Maryland and Virginia (including Chincoteague Wildlife Reserve) by determining the sustainable number of horses and then developing a contraceptive vaccine that limits mares to a single foal per lifetime. Frydenborg describes both the scientists' failures and their successes, along with some unexpected consequences; for example, once mares have fewer foals, their life expectancy rises, and for a brief time (until the birth and death rates stabilize) the horse population actually increases. The information -- a combination of lab and field science details and personal observation -- is accessible and engaging. Details about wild horses' appearance, behaviors, ancestors, and habitat enhance readers' understanding of the animals' history and current-day plight. Relevant and clear color photographs show both horses and scientists in situ. Extensive back matter -- a glossary, recommended resources (including print and internet sources), source notes, and an index -- completes the book. betty carter