Pregnancy rate as an indicator of nutritional status in Rangifer. implications of lactational infertility

  • K. L. Gerhart Institute of Arctic Biology, Univetsity of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775 (Current address: Department of Avian Sciences, University of California, Davis CA 95616, USA
  • R. G. White Institute of Arctic Biology, Univetsity of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
  • R. D. Cameron Institute of Arctic Biology, Univetsity of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
  • D. E. Russell Canadian Wildlife Service, PO Box 6010, Whitehorse, YT, Canada Y1A 5L7, Canada
  • D. van de Wetering Canadian Wildlife Service, PO Box 6010, Whitehorse, YT, Canada Y1A 5L7, Canada
Keywords: arctic, caribou, fecundity, parturition, reindeer, nutritional status, infertility

Abstract

Monitofing pregnancy rates to detect changes in nutrition is best accomplished by sampling lactating females because they will be more responsive to changes in nutrienr availability: nutrition influences pregnancy fate of lactating caribou both through autumn body condition and lactational infertility.
Published
1997-04-01
How to Cite
Gerhart, K. L., White, R. G., Cameron, R. D., Russell, D. E., & van de Wetering, D. (1997). Pregnancy rate as an indicator of nutritional status in Rangifer. implications of lactational infertility. Rangifer, 17(1), 21-24. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.17.1.381
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