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Breathing New Life into Old Records: Analysis of the Muhlbach and Stelzer sites on the Northern PlainsDownload
In the early to mid-1960s, two important excavations of major Besant archaeological sites were carried out on the northern Plains. In Alberta, Ruth Gruhn uncovered the Muhlbach site beneath a farmer’s yard, revealing a large bison kill site with a lithic assemblage dominated by Knife River Flint...
Evaluating trade-offs: the effects of foraging, biting flies, and footing on wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) habitat useDownload
Understanding the distribution of forage is important in predicting the distribution, habitat use (behaviour), movements, and fitness-related traits of large, grazing ungulates. Although this bottom-up perspective provides a foundation for understanding habitat supply and thus nutrition, foraging...
Fibre-type characteristics and postmortem glycolysis of bison (Bison bison bison) longissimus lumborumDownload
To augment the limited information base, muscle fibre and postmortem glycolytic data from bison longissimus lumborum were compiled. As expected, postmortem glycogen concentration and pH declined while lactate concentration increased. Bison muscle fibres had a greater area, with a greater...
Meat characteristics and physiological stress measurements in bison exposed to different ante-mortem treatment groups and reasons behind the rapid discolouration of fresh bison meat (compared to beef) were examined. It was hypothesized that bison slaughtered on farm (dispatched in pen, MLAPEN, or...
Meat quality of bison (Bison bison bison) Longissimus thoracis et lumborum following very fast chillingDownload
Very fast chilling (VFC; internal muscle temperature of -1°C by 5 h postmortem) was achieved in the longissimus lumborum (LL), but not in the semimembranosus, of lean bison carcasses after only 4 or 6 h of chilling at -35°C. Rigorous chilling caused a shift in moisture loss from carcass cooler...
Ruminants have the capacity to utilize fibrous plant materials as substrates to provide energy for maintenance and growth. However, digestion of poor quality forage is incomplete in ruminants and varies among individual animals. Consequently, two studies were conducted in an attempt to elucidate...
Masters thesis published by Alberta Recreation, Parks and Wildlife. A study of several habitat types and the population demography of mountain goats during 1974 and 1975 on several ranges along the Smoky river in west central Alberta. Goat management policies are recommended.