Characterizing adrenocortical activity in zoo-housed southern three-banded armadillos (Tolypeutes matacus).

@article{HowellStephens2012CharacterizingAA,
  title={Characterizing adrenocortical activity in zoo-housed southern three-banded armadillos (Tolypeutes matacus).},
  author={Jennifer A Howell-Stephens and Joel S. Brown and David Bernier and Diane Mulkerin and Rachel M. Santymire},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={178 1},
  pages={64-74}
}
Improving the husbandry in the southern three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus) through gaining knowledge of its stress physiology is imperative to maintaining a healthy, zoo-housed population. Our objectives were to: 1) validate the use of fecal hormone analysis for monitoring adrenocortical activity using both an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) challenge and biological events; and 2) characterize longitudinal adrenocortical activity in male and female southern three-banded armadillos… CONTINUE READING