Decision Maker Response
Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Program

Nov 16, 2012 — Recently, the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Program received hundreds of e-mails regarding a topic of discussion at the recent Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting.  As you may know, the BLM receives and responds to many requests for information, and therefore cannot always provide an immediate response. We appreciate your patience.  We have posted information, regarding the ovariectomy topic, on our website, at the  following link:
You may also read the response below:
Question: Did Wild Horse and Burro (WH&B) Advisory Board member Dr. Boyd Spratling, DVM, recommend that the BLM consider ovariectomies as a population growth suppression method?
Answer: During the October 29–30, 2012, WH&B Advisory Board meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Boyd Spratling, DVM, presented the results of the WH&B Advisory Board’s Population Growth Suppression Working Group and the full Board recommended that the BLM consider ovariectomies as a population growth suppression method.  The WH&B Division Chief will forward the recommendation to the WH&B Research Advisory Team for consideration and evaluation.
We invite you to visit the link above for updates on current issues requested by the public. And while you are there, we invite you to stay a while and browse the wild horse and burro page! You will find a wealth of information and history on the program, and other programs of the Bureau of Land Management.  
Thank you for sharing your concern for America’s wild horses and burros.