Reproductive behaviour of captive white-tailed deer

  title={Reproductive behaviour of captive white-tailed deer},
  author={Randall John Warren and Ralph Vogelsang and R. L. Kirkpatrick and Patrick F. Scanlon},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},

Patterns of Social Grooming in Adult White-tailed Deer

The description of sex differences and seasonal variation in social grooming among captive adult white-tailed deer and relates these differences to dominance relationships suggests that bucks can monitor the marking activity of other bucks by matching the scent of individuals identified during bouts of grooming with the scent left at rubs and scrapes.

Copulatory pattern and behavior in a semi-captive population of Eld's deer

The results indicate that some female Eld's deer may seek multiple copula- tions to be a strategy to improve the genetic quality of their offspring or to avoid harassment.

Behavioral Observations and Physiological Implications for White-Tailed Deer Treated with Two Different Immunocontraceptives

The results of a 6-year behavioral study of white-tailed deer treated with two immunocontraceptive vaccines, porcine zona pellucida and gonadotropin releasing hormone are summarized.

Pampas deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus) courtship and mating behavior

This is the first detailed report in pampas deer mating behavior and shows that female behavior during courtship can be characterized as highly proceptive.

Putative chemical signals from white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Urinary and vaginal mucus volatiles excreted by females during breeding season

Both estrous mucus and estrous urine could be identified by the presence of specific compounds not present in mid-cycle samples, and numerous compounds exhibited dependency on ovarian hormones.

Sexual Behavior and Intersexual Strategies in American Bison

Breeding in American bison (Bison bison) is promiscuous; cows stimulate bulls to compete for the opportunity to tend them, then cooperate with the successful bull to copulate.

Serum and urinary levels of reproductive hormones associated with the estrous cycle in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Serum Po levels prior to the first estrus of the breeding season indicate that pubertal yearlings experience silent ovulation and suggest that silent ovulations may be important in the transition from adolescence to cycling adult in white-tailed deer.

Estradiol and progesterone metabolite concentration in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) feces.

Analysis by radioimmunoassay revealed that estradiol and pregnanediol were more abundant fecal metabolites of estrogens and progestins than were estrone or progesterone.

Reproductive management in white-tailed deer

Objective: To review information related with the reproductive physiology and management of white-tailed deer for reproductive specialists and producers. Design/methodology/approach: The information



Observations on the Behavior of Penned Mule Deer

A small herd of Rocky Mountain mule deer ( Odocoileus hemionus hemion-us ) was kept in an enclosure during the fall months of 1955 in order to secure known aged embryos. As a subsidiary project the

Behavior of Columbian Black-Tailed Deer with Reference to Population Ecology

An understanding of animal behavior is essential to any study of population ecology. The dynamics of a population, including changes in natality, mortality, density and structure are strongly

Rutting behaviour in a barren-ground caribou population.

  • P. Lent
  • Environmental Science
    Animal behaviour
  • 1965

The Behaviour of Swine

The pig was a forest-dwelling animal from the beginning of its history. In some parts of the world it has been domesticated for at least 7000 years. The European breeds of domestic swine were derived

Energy and Protein Influences on Blood Urea Nitrogen of White-Tailed Deer Fawns

Investigation of the possible use of BUN levels as an indicator of recent nutritional status of deer to determine the effect of known levels of energy and protein intake on BUN concentration found it to be of use as an index of recently nutritional status.

Plasma Progestins and Puberty in Fawns as Influenced by Energy and Protein

It seems that the attainment of puberty by fawns seems to be definitely related to the level of nutrition available to them during the summer and fall seasons of their first year, and information on which aspect of nutrition is important in influencing the attainmentof puberty is needed for the more intensive management of deer areas.