Corticosterone stress response of Greater Rhea (Rhea americana) during short-term road transport.

@article{Lche2013CorticosteroneSR,
  title={Corticosterone stress response of Greater Rhea (Rhea americana) during short-term road transport.},
  author={Alvina L{\`e}che and Natalia Soledad Della Costa and Cristian Hansen and Joaqu{\'i}n Luis Navarro and Raul Hector Marin and M{\'o}nica Beatriz Martella},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2013},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={60-3}
}
The effect of transport stress on blood corticosterone levels in captive Greater Rheas was investigated. Twelve adult individuals (7 males; 5 females) were loaded in pairs inside wooden crates and transported along a paved road for 30 min. Blood samples were taken before the individuals were introduced into the crate (baseline value) and immediately after they were unloaded (30 min after capture). To assess whether corticosterone levels were affected by the blood sampling procedure per se… CONTINUE READING