Differences in seasonal changes of fecal androgen levels between stabled and free-ranging Polish Konik stallions.

Blood and feces samples were collected from Polish Konik stallions kept under conventional stable conditions and in the forest reserve during a 1-year study period. Levels of testosterone (T) and androstenedione (A(4)) were measured using radioimmunoassay. Positive correlation between fecal and plasma concentrations of androgens was observed. Fecal T… CONTINUE READING