Effects of Browse Rejuvenation on Selected Blood Serum Characteristic of White-tailed Deer

Timothy E. Fulbright, J. Paul Reynolds, Samuel L. Beasom

Abstract


The effects of roller chopping brush annually during summer on blood serum characteristics of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus Raf.) were determined from 1985-1988. Blood Ca of deer from the roller-chopped area was higher than that of eer from the control area in fall 1987 and winter 1988 but was lower in winter 1987. Blood P was greater in the roller-chopped area in winter 1986 and winter 1987. Values for other blood characteristics were similar between the roller-chopped area and control area. Blood serum characteristics did not provide conclusive evidence of differences in nutritional status of deer in the two areas.


Keywords


Acacia berlandieri; Acacia rigidula; blackbrush; brush management; guajillo; Odocoileus virginianus; sh

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