Reproductive characteristics in female Swedish moose (Alces alces), with emphasis on puberty, timing of oestrus, and mating

@inproceedings{Malmsten2014ReproductiveCI,
  title={Reproductive characteristics in female Swedish moose (Alces alces), with emphasis on puberty, timing of oestrus, and mating},
  author={Jonas Malmsten and Lennart S{\"o}derquist and Carl-Gustaf Thulin and Dolores Gavier Wid{\'e}n and Lisa Yon and Michael R. Hutchings and A M Dalin},
  booktitle={Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica},
  year={2014}
}
BackgroundThe moose (Alces alces) is an intensively managed keystone species in Fennoscandia. Several aspects of reproduction in moose have not been fully elucidated, including puberty, timing of mating and oestrus, and the length of the oestrus period. These aspects are relevant for an adaptive management of moose with respect to harvest, population size, demography and environmental conditions. Therefore, an investigation of female moose reproduction was conducted during the moose-hunting… CONTINUE READING
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