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dc.contributor.authorGræsli, Anne Randi
dc.contributor.authorThiel, Alexandra
dc.contributor.authorFuchs, Boris
dc.contributor.authorStenbacka, Fredrik
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, Wiebke
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Navinder J.
dc.contributor.authorEricsson, Göran
dc.contributor.authorArnemo, Jon Martin
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Alina
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-28T12:11:24Z
dc.date.available2022-11-28T12:11:24Z
dc.date.created2022-10-05T08:01:57Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.issn0306-4565
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/3034470
dc.description© 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
dc.description.abstractGestation and lactation have high energetic requirements. Up to three-fourths of the gestation period in moose (Alces alces) overlaps with the food-scarce period in winter. During this period, moose deal with the limited forage resources available through hypometabolism with decreased heart rate and body temperature (Tb). Body temperature is also an indicator of oestrus, pregnancy and parturition, which is well documented in several domestic species. In this study, we sought to determine if moose displayed a similar Tb pattern during pregnancy and parturition to domesticated ruminants, and if we could detect parturition by combining Tb and activity data. We studied the Tb pattern of 30 free-ranging adult female moose (≥1.5 years old), equipped with ruminal temperature loggers and GPS collars. We documented a 0.13–0.19◦C higher Tb in pregnant compared to nonpregnant moose, depending on the study area with the Tb difference increasing along a south-north gradient, and a drop in Tb and in activity when parturition was imminent. Detection of parturition was highly successful when combining Tb and activity data with an accuracy of 91.5%. Our findings demonstrate that Tb responses to pregnancy and parturition in a wild capital-breeding ruminant are similar to those of domesticated ruminants.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.no*
dc.subjectMooseen_US
dc.subjectAlces alcesen_US
dc.subjectPregnancyen_US
dc.subjectBody temperatureen_US
dc.subjectParturitionen_US
dc.subjectBiologgeren_US
dc.subjectActivityen_US
dc.subjectAcceleration dataen_US
dc.subjectChangepoint analysisen_US
dc.titleBody temperature patterns during pregnancy and parturition in mooseen_US
dc.title.alternativeBody temperature patterns during pregnancy and parturition in mooseen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400en_US
dc.source.volume109en_US
dc.source.journalJournal of Thermal Biologyen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jtherbio.2022.103334
dc.identifier.cristin2058614
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