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Energy metabolism of the roe deer

Energy metabolism of the roe deer Capreolus capreolus (L i n n e a e u s, 1758) was investigated by means of the respirometric method. The level of metabolism in roe deer is similar to that of other wild ruminants but higher than the mean interspecies metabolism of mammals. Fasting heat production (FHP) shows seasonal variations, being the highest during spring molting season, slightly lower in su…