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Non-invasive assessment of stress in captive numbats, Myrmecobius fasciatus (Mammalia: Marsupialia), using faecal cortisol measurement.
Male (but not female) numbats display an annual change in FCM secretion that is strongly linked to their seasonal pattern of reproduction, and this did not translate into a welfare issue. Expand
Behavioural and physiological responses of captive wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons) to regular handling by humans
Abstract The response of animals to handling by humans has been extensively evaluated in domesticated livestock, but rarely examined in wildlife species. Twelve captive wombats ( LasiorhinusExpand
Monitoring male southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) reproductive function and seasonality in a captive population.
While, the captive population of SHN wombats at Rockhampton Zoo demonstrated significant changes in reproductive function, the extent of seasonality was less pronounced than that previously reported for wild populations in Southern Australia. Expand
Prevalence and cause of stereotypic behaviour in common wombats (Vombatus ursinus) residing in Australian zoos
Close examination of daily wombat behaviour indicated that these stereotypies arose as a result of restricted time allowances for performing food-related appetitive and consummatory actions. Expand
Marsupials and monotremes: nature's enigmatic mammals
Marsupials and monotremes are the dominant mammalian fauna in Australia, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and parts of South America. Monotremes are unique; they possess a range of reptilian and mammalianExpand
Wombat reproduction (Marsupialia; Vombatidae): an update and future directions for the development of artificial breeding technology.
This review provides an update on what is currently known about wombat reproductive biology and reports on attempts made to manipulate and/or enhance wombat reproduction as part of the development ofExpand
Non-invasive methods of oestrus detection in captive southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons).
Faecal progesterone metabolite analysis proved to be a reliable method for mapping oestrous cycle activity, but was not useful for the prediction of oestrus, while remote video surveillance was an effective tool for detecting the reproductive behaviour of the SHN wombat. Expand
One size does not fit all: Monitoring faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in marsupials.
Five different enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) for monitoring adrenocortical activity via FGM in 13 marsupial species were compared and the ability to confidently assess assay performance was influenced by the experimental protocols used. Expand
Adult and Juvenile Sex Identification in Threatened Monomorphic Geocrinia Frogs Using Fecal Steroid Analysis
Fecal steroid analysis offers a promising, noninvasive approach to sex identification in Geocrinia frogs. Expand
Technique for faecal marking in group-housed southern hairy-nosed wombats Lasiorhinus latifrons
There was no evidence that long-term feeding of glitter had any negative effects on the normal formation of faecal pellets, the clinical health, weight or appetite of the wombats. Expand