CitationHansen, R. M. (1976). Foods of free-roaming horses in southern New Mexico. Journal of Range Management, 29(4), 347.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractSeasonal foods of free-roaming wild horses were determined in southern New Mexico by microhistological analyses of fecal samples. The most important forages consumed annually by wild horses were Russianthistle (29%), dropseed (21%), mesquite (16%), and Junegrass (12%). Seasonal differences in the percentages of the diets were found for mesquite, Junegrass, and saltbush.