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

  • Timothy E. Fulbright
  • J. Paul Reynolds
  • Samuel L. Beasom
Keywords: Acacia berlandieri, Acacia rigidula, blackbrush, brush management, guajillo, Odocoileus virginianus, sh

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.

Published
2017-09-19
How to Cite
Fulbright, T. E., Reynolds, J. P., & Beasom, S. L. (2017). Effects of Browse Rejuvenation on Selected Blood Serum Characteristic of White-tailed Deer. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 6, 49-54. Retrieved from https://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/375
Section
Research Articles