Evaluation of ultrasound scanning as a method for measuring subcutaneous fat in Svalbard reindeer

  • Audun Stien Dept. of Biology, University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway
  • R. Justin Irvine Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Hill of Brathens, Banchory AB31 4BW, UK
  • Rolf Langvatn University Courses in Svalbard (UNIS), N-9170 Longyearbyen, Norway
  • Erik Ropstad Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NVH), P.O. Box 8146, N-0033 Oslo, Norway
Keywords: ultrasound, back fat, body condition, Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus

Abstract

The fitness of an animal is generally strongly dependent on its body condition. A reliable measure of body condition is therefore valuable in ecological studies.
Published
2003-04-01
How to Cite
Stien, A., Irvine, R. J., Langvatn, R., & Ropstad, E. (2003). Evaluation of ultrasound scanning as a method for measuring subcutaneous fat in Svalbard reindeer. Rangifer, 23(2), 71-73. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.23.2.363
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