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 Andr{\'e} Ganswindt and Michael Heistermann and Moira Harris and Stephen Harris and Chris Sherwin},
  journal={Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS},
  volume={10 4},
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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