Growth and seasonal weight changes as they relate to spring and autumn set points in mule deer

@inproceedings{Renecker1991GrowthAS,
  title={Growth and seasonal weight changes as they relate to spring and autumn set points in mule deer},
  author={Lyle Alfred. Renecker and William M. Samuel},
  year={1991}
}
Growth rate and potential, 25 hand-reared mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus) were examined. When possible, body weights of all animals were recorded weekly. Female deer matured faster than males, but males attained a larger body size. Regressions of winter weight loss of both sexes on peak autumn weight were highly correlated. Similarly, spring and summer compensatory gain in females could be predicted from the minimum spring weight. Annual cycles of intake and weight gain may have… CONTINUE READING