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Body weight and rumen-reticulum capacity in tule elk and mule deer

Journal of Mammalogy

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DOI: 10.1644/1545-1542(2003)084<0659:BWARRC>2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

The relationship between body size and rumen-reticulum capacity among conspecific individuals is predicted to be isometric. We examined whether the relationship between body weight and rumen-reticulum capacity was isometric in adult male and female rule elk (Cervus elaphus nannodes) and in adult female mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus). We detected no effect of sex on this relationship in elk, and the slope of the regression was 1.0 for one measure of rumen-reticulum capacity and <1.0 for another. Among deer, the slope of the relationship was <1.0 in one measure of rumen-reticulum capacity, and we detected no relationship with the other.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Body weight and rumen-reticulum capacity in tule elk and mule deer
Series title:
Journal of Mammalogy
DOI:
10.1644/1545-1542(2003)084<0659:BWARRC>2.0.CO;2
Volume
84
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Mammalogy
First page:
659
Last page:
664
Number of Pages:
6