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Comparison of three methods to evaluate wild boar diet

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    SYSNO ASEP0465646
    Document TypeJ - Journal Article
    R&D Document TypeJournal Article
    Subsidiary JČlánek ve WOS
    TitleComparison of three methods to evaluate wild boar diet
    Author(s) Zeman, J. (CZ)
    Hrbek, J. (CZ)
    Drimaj, J. (CZ)
    Kudláček, T. (CZ)
    Kamler, J. (CZ)
    Plhal, R. (CZ)
    Heroldová, Marta (UBO-W) RID, ORCID
    Number of authors7
    Source TitleFolia zoologica. - : Ústav biologie obratlovců AV ČR, v. v. i. - ISSN 0139-7893
    Roč. 65, č. 3 (2016), s. 221-224
    Number of pages4 s.
    Languageeng - English
    CountryCZ - Czech Republic
    KeywordsSus scrofa ; food composition ; diet analysis ; stomach ; faeces
    Subject RIVEH - Ecology, Behaviour
    Institutional supportUBO-W - RVO:68081766
    UT WOS000389559600007
    EID SCOPUS84997047674
    AnnotationWild boar diet composition highly reflects the management of the species as well as the level of its damaging effect. For this reason we tried to prove similarity and reliability of three methods of wild boar diet analysis to find out their suitability in practical use. Gastrointestinal tracts of 27 wild boar specimens were sampled, with the stomach and faecal contents of each individual being analysed and compared. Stomach and faeces analyses were done by identification of food items under microscope and measuring their quantity volumetrically. The third method, so called “veterinary”, was the simplest one lying in the visual estimation of diet items percentage content diluted and spread in water on a tray. The similarity evaluation by qualitative and quantitative indices and additionally the generalised additive model confirmed that it is possible to identify all major food items which indicate the main diet strategy using all three analysis methods. All three tested methods were relevant in terms of basic features of quantitative and qualitative dietary assessment. The simple “veterinary” method, based on pure estimation, was proved to be suitable for field studies.
    WorkplaceInstitute of Vertebrate Biology
    ContactHana Slabáková, slabakova@ivb.cz, Tel.: 543 422 524
    Year of Publishing2017