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The role of food intake on estrous cyclicity and reproductive potential in white-tailed deer


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Abstract (summary)

Little work has been done with wildlife species in relation to the consequences of suboptimal nutritional conditions on estrous cyclicity and reproductive capability. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in South Texas are ideal for such research due to their reproductive seasonality and common reproductive failure when food quality is low. This investigation attempted to determine the effects of reduced food intake on white-tailed deer estrous cyclicity through the evaluation of several specific nutritional parameters. Data suggest that female deer entering the breeding season in poor condition can successfully reproduce if high quality food is made available, however, fawns will be born later than normal due to delayed estrous cyclicity and conception. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Indexing (details)


Subject
Anatomy & physiology;
Animals;
Livestock;
Forestry
Classification
0433: Anatomy & physiology
0433: Animals
0475: Livestock
0478: Forestry
Identifier / keyword
Biological sciences
Title
The role of food intake on estrous cyclicity and reproductive potential in white-tailed deer
Author
Monaco, Erin L.
Number of pages
126
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
1187
Source
MAI 43/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496101993, 0496101994
Advisor
Stanko, Randy L.
University/institution
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1423512
ProQuest document ID
305042751
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305042751
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