Are faecal hormone levels linked to winter progression, diet quality and social rank in young ungulates ? An experiment with white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawns

@article{Taillon2008AreFH,
  title={Are faecal hormone levels linked to winter progression, diet quality and social rank in young ungulates ? An experiment with white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawns},
  author={Jo{\"e}lle Taillon and Steeve D. C{\^o}t{\'e}},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={62},
  pages={1591-1600}
}
Hormones play a central role in the physiology and behaviour of animals. The recent development of noninvasive techniques has increased information on physical and social states of individuals through hormone measurements. The relationships among hormones, life history traits and behaviours are, however, still poorly known. For the first time, we evaluated natural winter glucocorticoid and testosterone levels in young ungulates in relation to winter progression, diet quality and social rank… CONTINUE READING

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