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Title:

The composition of moose milk following late parturition

Creator:

Renecker, L. A.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1987

Description:

Two hand-reared moose cows conceived and gave birth to calves in captivity. Parturition in one cow occurred during mid-August with the calf dying as a result of dystocia. Both cows were hand-milked for the first week of lactacion to determine yield and % lactose, protein, fat and total solids content in milk. Although milk yields were low from these moose, milk was extremaly concentrated with respect to protein and fat content, while milk lactose remained low in comparison to that of a Holstein cow. Production of concentrated milk may be beneficial for the survival of cervids such as moos which inhabit ephemeral environments with a short growing season.

Subject and Keywords:

Alces alces ; late parturition ; composition of milk ; późne wycielenia ; skład mleka ; łoś

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

32

Issue:

10

Start page:

129

End page:

133

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.87-11

Source:

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Language:

eng ; sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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