Effects of diet, time since defecation, and drying process of the droppings on corticosterone metabolite measurements in Japanese quail.

The use of noninvasive methods for measuring fecal glucocorticoid metabolites is a useful tool for endocrine assessment particularly in studies where animals cannot be captured, when they should be sampled without disturbing their activities, and/or when welfare needs to be maximized. However, still no complete standardization exists for the methodology… CONTINUE READING