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Age determination of Kansas deer by annuli count.

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dc.contributor.author Brown, William.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-10T19:15:56Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-10T19:15:56Z
dc.date.created 1972 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-01-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2615
dc.description vi, 27 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract The validity of age determination of white-tail deer, Odocolieus virginianus (Refinesque), and mule deer, Odocolieus hemionus (Rafinesque), based on tooth wear and development (TWD) is being questioned as a reliable and accurate means of determining the proper age of such animals. Age determination of deer by this method appears to have some serious limitations. At present, Kansas biologists do not attempt to determine the exact age of deer over 3.5 years of age because of the difficulty of interrogating tooth wear of animals beyond this age. Teeth are also known to be worn down at varying rates depending upon the amount of abrasive material on the vegetation upon which deer feed. Ransom (1966) stated that Severinghaus and Cheatum (1956) found deer from a sand blown area of Massachusetts and a dusty area of Texas showed tooth wear to be approximately double that of deer from new York. It would seem reasonable to assume that similar conditions would also be found in Kansas deer. Soil conditions and habitat vary greatly between eastern and western sections of the state. There is also the problem of varying interpretations of wear by individual biologists. en_US
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dc.subject Deer-Age determination. en_US
dc.subject Animals-Age determination. en_US
dc.title Age determination of Kansas deer by annuli count. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college business en_US
dc.advisor Dwight L. Spencer en_US
dc.department account and computer information systems en_US

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