USE OF PHYSICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL INDICES FOR MONITORING MOOSE POPULATION STATUS - A REVIEW
We briefly review several common physical and physiological indices used by wildlife biologists in North America for monitoring the status of moose (Alces alces). These include estimating general physical condition, taking morphological measurements, and using blood, body and marrow fat, urine, feces, hair, teeth, bone, and antlers for assessing relative condition. All methods have limitations and no single method should be relied upon. Rather, they should complement other procedures for monitoring the physical and physiological status of moose populations.
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