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Abstract

Interest in the farming of deer as an alternative to traditional livestock enterprises has increased considerably over the last few years. Successful commercial management of deer for meat production requires adaptation of appropriate management schemes to accommodate the biological requirements of these animals. In addition, as the volume of deer farming has increased, a number of health problems have become recognised which present features distinct from those of other ruminants. This book provides a review of recent developments and experience in the field and brings together all available information on the subjects of breeding, nutrition, growth, husbandry, management and the diagnosis and control of deer-specific diseases.

Additional information

Authors: REID H W, Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11540 EN (1988) 206 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN O-89838-386-2
Record Number: 199010003 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en