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Evaluation of Cortisol and Stress in Captive Animals

  title={Evaluation of Cortisol and Stress in Captive Animals},
  author={V. Bayazit},
  • V. Bayazit
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between stres and cortisol levels in captive animals. Stress is defined as a physiologic response to events perceived as potentially or actually threatening the integrity of the body. Serum, saliva or urine cortisol has been extensively used as a stress indicator in many mammalian species. Stereotypic behavior is exhibited by a wide range of captive animals. Its association with hormones, especially elevated cortisol level and lack… CONTINUE READING
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