Assessing the utility of urinary and fecal cortisol as an indicator of stress in golden snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana)

@inproceedings{Chen2017AssessingTU,
  title={Assessing the utility of urinary and fecal cortisol as an indicator of stress in golden snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana)},
  author={Haochun Chen and Hui Yao and Wanji Yang and Penglai Fan and Zuofu Xiang},
  booktitle={PeerJ},
  year={2017}
}
Cortisol concentration (CC) is often used as a stress indicator in animals, as high CC is associated with elevated stress levels. During field research, non-invasive methods of measuring CC, such as collection of urine and feces, are superior to using blood samples when monitoring free-ranging animals' stress levels. However, due to different metabolic… CONTINUE READING