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In many parts of Europe, wild boar Sus scrofa population increase, and thus, high densities and dispersal into new areas are accompanied by economic problems. Due to many factors like insufficient hunting strategies as well as underestimation of population densities and reproduction rates, harvest rates seem to be insufficient. Thus, we calculated mortality(More)
The present paper is designed to give examples of possible fields of activities for veterinary surgeons in the areas of nature conservation and the protection of species. The committed veterinary surgeon, who is eager to extend his/her specialized knowledge obtained at the university will certainly find a sensible and satisfying occupation in the fields of(More)
Artificially reared pheasants had been released at an age of 10 weeks on two stands in a suitable habitat with a wild pheasant population in Lower Saxony, Germany. Two groups (200 pheasants reared in large fly-aviaries, 200 pheasants reared in dark stables) were bought from commercial breeders who offer pheasants for restocking wild populations. Some of the(More)
The present study works for a list of requirements of animal protection on the commercial rearing of common pheasant. Therefore universally valid tags and requirements are evolved for feeding, illumination regiment in the rearing compartments and housing densities and for pheasants freedom from injury. The duty of the veterinary authorities for powerful(More)
The study presents the effects that different rearing methods of commercial pheasantries have on pheasants. The techniques applied by 17 commercial pheasantries in Northern Germany are specified. These techniques were exemplarily simulated on pheasants reared under defined conditions in special aviaries. The results illustrate the impact of the different(More)
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