Methods of Investigating Predation of Livestock

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If you raise livestock or have to investigate predation damage as part of your job, you need Methods of Investigating Predation of Livestock. This resource shows you how to tell whether or not an animal was killed by a predator.
Helpful sections:
    • determine cause of death
    • indicators of health
    • identifying the predator
    • characteristics of major predators
Even experienced investigators will find this book helpful.

36 pages

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Table of Contents


Determine the Cause of Death

Indicators of Health

Identifying the Predator
  • Family Ursidae - Bears
  • Family Canidae - Dogs
  • Family Felidae - Cats
  • Family Mustelidae
  • Family Procyonidae
  • Raptors - Birds of Prey
  • Scavenging Birds


Characteristics of Major Predators
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This information published to the web on April 25, 2001.
Last Reviewed/Revised on February 4, 2019.