Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry 2003 Volume 19, Issue 3-4, Pages: 55-59
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Changes in body proportion of roe deer with age

Vitorović Duško, Popović Zoran, Perišić Predrag, Adamović Ivana

The aim of the present study was to estimate the development of body and some body parts and internal organs of roe deer, from 1 year of age (fawn) to 2-3 years of age (Buck). Average body mass of fawn was 16.6 kg and of buck 26.4 kg. Body mass of buck was by 1.6 times greater than body mass of fawn. Similar growth intensity was established for body parts (thighs shoulders, loin and back). The proportion of parts in body and carcass mass was same in fawn and buck. The mass of internal organs (liver, lungs, heart and spleen) increased with age, but proportion in regard to body mass was same in case of fawn and buck. During the first three years of age, no significant changes in body proportion of roe deer were registered.

Keywords: srneća divljač, porast, trup, unutrašnji organi

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