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Autumn and winter kidney fat indexes of roe deer does and their correlation with reproductive parameters

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May 6, 2013
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Majzinger, I. (2013). Autumn and winter kidney fat indexes of roe deer does and their correlation with reproductive parameters. Acta Agraria Debreceniensis, 53, 61-65. https://doi.org/10.34101/actaagrar/53/2129
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I studied the variations of kidney fat indexes (KFI) in two game management units of the Great Hungarian Plain between 2002 and 2004 in the autumn and winter months. I was looking for correlation between the autumn and winter KFI as well as between the autumn KFI and reproductive parameters (number of corpora lutea, recruitment rate).

There was a significant positive correlation between the average winter and the average next autumn KFI (r=0.991, p<0.1). The average winter KFI showed strong positive correlation with the average number of corpora lutea (CL) in the next rutting season (r=0.978, p<0.05). The average autumn KFI and the average grown up offspring showed positive but not significant correlation (r=0.725, p=0.275).