Action of ACTH1-24 upon plasma corticosterone concentrations in racing pigeons (Columba livia domestica).

To establish the optimal dose and sampling times for the ACTH stimulation test in racing pigeons, plasma corticosterone concentrations were measured in experimental animals at 0, 30, 60, 90, 120 and 150 min after intramuscular administration of different doses of ACTH(1-24). Baseline corticosterone concentrations varied between less than 0.2 and 1.24 microg… (More)