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oa South African Journal of Wildlife Research - 24-month delayed open access - The influence of season and sex on the carcass yield of common warthog ()

Volume 44, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2410-7220
  • E-ISSN: 2410-8200

 

Abstract

The carcass yield and dress out percentage of the common warthog () was investigated as influenced by season and sex. Season did not have a significant impact on carcass weight ( = 0.64) and dress out percentages ( = 0.28) of adult warthogs ( = 46). Males ( = 21) had heavier carcasses (35.24 kg ± 2.59) than females ( = 25) (27 kg ± 0.96) ( = 0.03) and had a higher dress out percentage (57.14% ± 0.91) than females (52.14% ± 0.91) ( < 0.01).Due to the imbalance in sampled populations age was not included as a variable in the final analyses. Warthogs have a favourable carcass yield and can be utilized for commercial game meat production.

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2014-10-01
2017-12-18

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