Precision of Descriptors for Percent Marrow Fat Content for White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus viriginianus
Keywords:White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus, marrow fat, nutrition, body condition
AbstractBased on 168 records of both verbal descriptors of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) femur-marrow fat and percentage of fat measured later, “gelatinous” served well to distinguish fat < 46% from higher percentages. “Waxy” distinguished fat > 56%.
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