Excretion of corticosteroids in urine and faeces of hares (Lepus europaeus)

Abstract

Increased production of glucocorticoids by the adrenal cortex is found in mammals under stress. As cortisol itself is absent in the faeces, an enzyme immunoassay (11-oxoaetiocholanolone) measuring 11,17-dioxoandrostanes has already been established to measure faecal cortisol metabolites in ruminants for non-invasive monitoring of adrenocortical activity… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s003600050271

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