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dc.contributor.authorMartinez, A.
dc.contributor.authorMolina, V.
dc.contributor.authorGonzáles, F.
dc.contributor.authorMarroquín, J. S.
dc.contributor.authorNavar, J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T05:58:52Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T05:58:52Z
dc.date.issued1997-05-01
dc.identifier.citationMartinez, A., Molina, V., Gonzáles, F., Marroquín, J. S., & Navar, J. (1997). Observations of white-tailed deer cattle diets in Mexico. Journal of Range Management, 50(3), 253-257.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4003725
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644140
dc.description.abstractMost rangelands in northern Nuevo Leon, Mexico, have been grazed intensely for more than 10 years simultaneously by cattle and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus texanus). There is a lack of information concerning diet selection of white-tailed deer and cattle in this region. We observed the dietary preferences of these ungulates in northeastern Nuevo Leon for a 6 month period. Two adjacent areas were subjected to rotational grazing (RG) and continuous cattle grazing (CG). Fecal analysis was used to determine dietary overlap of these 2 sympatric ruminants. Cattle diets averaged 70% grasses, 23% browse, and 4% forbs. Deer diets were 63% browse, 24% forbs and 12% grasses in both areas. The preferred species for cattle in both areas were grasses. Deer preferred fortes on the continuous grazed area and grasses on rotational grazed area. Zacate toboso [Hilaria mutica (Buckl.] Benth.) was the most preferred species by both ruminants in both management systems. Differences between cattle and deer diets were significant (P < 0.05). The similarity index was higher on the rotational grazed (23%) than on the continuous grazed area (15%) (P < 0.05). The higher similarity index in RG area may have been a result of the altered forage preferences of deer. Zacate toboso under RG could be an important feed resource in those areas where white-tailed deer and cattle graze in common.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectchaparral
dc.subjectbrowse plants
dc.subjectcontinuous grazing
dc.subjectspecies diversity
dc.subjectOdocoileus virginianus
dc.subjectdiet
dc.subjectrotational grazing
dc.subjectnatural grasslands
dc.subjectcattle
dc.subjectseasonal variation
dc.subjectbotanical composition
dc.titleObservations of white-tailed deer cattle diets in Mexico
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume50
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage253-257
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T05:58:52Z


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