A Case Study: Fecal Corticosteroid and Behavior as Indicators of Welfare During Relocation of an Asian Elephant

  title={A Case Study: Fecal Corticosteroid and Behavior as Indicators of Welfare During Relocation of an Asian Elephant},
  author={Nicole Laws and A. Ganswindt and M. Heistermann and Moira Harris and Stephen G. Harris and Chris Sherwin},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science},
  pages={349 - 358}
  • Nicole Laws, A. Ganswindt, +3 authors Chris Sherwin
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
  • This study was a preliminary investigation of an enzyme immunoassay for measuring fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in a male Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) by investigating changes in behavior and cortisol metabolite excretion associated with a putative stressful event. The study collected fecal samples for 10 days prior to, and 10 days after, 24-hr transport and relocation of the elephant to a new herd. The study measured cortisol metabolites using 2 enzyme immunoassays indicating a 389% and… CONTINUE READING
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