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Theriologia Ukrainica
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download pdfVolokh, A. 2019. Features of moose horns (Alces alces) from Ukraine. Theriologia Ukrainica. 2019. Vol. 18: 4047.



Features of moose horns (Alces alces) from Ukraine


Anatoliy Volokh


Tavrichesky State Agrotechnological University (Melitopol, Ukraine)


Theriologia Ukrainica. 2019. Vol. 18: 4047.




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When conducting research, measurements were made of: the coverage of the horn socket, the horn's circumference at a distance of 4 cm from the outer edge of the socket, the length of each horn on the posterior curved side between the ends of the most remote upper and lower sprouts, the number of sprouts at each corner, the length of each spindle on the back side from the base to the end, the circumference of each process in the middle, the distance between the anterior processes, the maximum distance between the longest branches in the middle part, the distance between the rear branches, the width of the blade of the horn etc. widest point. Given that in any population of horns of European adult deer are typical, intermediate and deer-like, in accordance with this, and their measurements were made. The first horns of moose from Ukraine reach 29.0 2.55 cm in length, having in its composition 12 armchairs with a maximum width of 52.072.4 cm Second horns have 24 processes. The length of most of them (56.7 %) varies within 1020 cm. Three-year-old animals, in comparison with the two-year-olds, increase the average length of the horn by a factor of 2, 1.8 times the width of the sockets and by 1.5 times the maximum horn range: 71117,3 cm. The dimensional characteristics of horns in young moose are characterized by considerable dynamics. The greatest variability concerns the length of the processes, their circumference in the middle part and the number, as well as the coverage of the sockets. The length of adult horns is 40.198.0, the width of the shovel is 6.024.2, the girth of the trunk is 12.320.3 and the maximum extent 72.3146.2 cm. For the mass of 6.9211.14 kg they have a low trophy quality: 191.30303.51 points, which is the result of the absence of any management of its factions.


moose, horns, measurement, trophy, assessment, conservation, Ukraine.



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