Description of collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu) milk composition Academic Article uri icon


  • Composition of collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu) milk was described for samples obtained from a group of four captive females maintained on a high quality diet and four wildcaught females inhabiting semiarid rangelands in southern Texas. The gross composition of peccary and porcine milks are fairly similar, with some differences in mineral composition. Results suggest that bottle formulations developed for domestic swine piglets would provide adequate nutrition for handrearing nursling peccaries. Copyright 1985 WileyLiss, Inc., A Wiley Company

published proceedings

  • Zoo Biology

author list (cited authors)

  • Lochmiller, R. L., Hellgren, E. C., Grant, W. E., Greene, L. W., & Dill, C. W.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Lochmiller, Robert L||Hellgren, EC||Grant, WE||Greene, LW||Dill, CW

publication date

  • January 1985