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dc.contributor.authorTopp, D. F.
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-26T22:07:32Z
dc.date.available2011-06-26T22:07:32Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3657
dc.description.abstractTwo trials were conducted to provide data on water intake of red deer stags for a basis on which to determine water requirements for deer farms. In the first trial 13 15-month-old red deer stags had water intake from a trough monitored for 16 days whilst they grazed dryland pasture during a spell of dry weather (March - April 1988) in Canterbury. Intake of pasture was estimated indirectly. Total water intake from troughs was 0.073 l/kgW⁰.⁷⁵/d with intake of water ingested in feed (52 % DM) being ignored due to inaccuracy in actual dry matter intake measurement. Young stags on dry pasture consumed approximately 2.6 l water/d from a trough. In the second trial 12 3- and 4-year-old stags were held indoors in pens and fed (n=6) either pasture silage (25% DM) or pellets (88% DM) in a cross over design with period 1 of 6 weeks duration and period 2 of 4 weeks. Voluntary water intake and DMI were monitored daily for 15 days in period 1 and 14 days in period 2. Total water intake for silage was 0.260 and 0.247 l/kgW⁰.⁷⁵/d in periods 1 and 2, respectively. For pellets total water intake was 0.123 and 0.083 l/kgW⁰.⁷⁵/d in periods 1 and 2 respectively. Intake of pellets was low in period 2. This study also examined the relationship between total water intake and DMI. With the deer fed silage, TWI:DMI ratios of 3.897 l/kgDM for period 1 and 3.404 l/kgDM for period 2 were recorded, whilst the deer fed pellets had a TWI of 3.167 and 2.626 l/kgDM for periods 1 and 2 respectively. The trials presented evidence that deer are more closely related to sheep and goats than cattle with respect to TWI/kgW⁰.⁷⁵.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectwater intakeen
dc.subjectdry matter intakeen
dc.subjectdeeren
dc.subjectCervus elaphusen
dc.titleWater intake of red deer stags consuming dryland pasture or indoors on concentrated feeden
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelOtheren
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Agricultural Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorBarrell, Dr.
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc070204 Animal Nutritionen


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