Kerr WMA: Deer Research Projects

Effects of Nutritional Stress on Fawn Production and Survival

Whitetail Antler Whitetail Antler

This study would be to investigate the impact of poor nutrition on female deer during different stages of gestation (1st - 3rd trimester) and the resultant effects on fawn weight and survival. What is the impact on milk production and fawn growth and survival. This study might also investigate the results of severely limiting trace minerals during pregnancy.