Faecal corticosteroid levels as an indicator of well-being in the tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii.

@article{McKenzie2005FaecalCL,
  title={Faecal corticosteroid levels as an indicator of well-being in the tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii.},
  author={Sarah J. L. McKenzie and Elizabeth Margaret Deane},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={81-7}
}
Faecal corticosteroid levels were measured in five female tammar wallabies, Macropus eugenii, at Macquarie University, NSW, Australia, to assess their reliability as indicators of well-being in this species. Animals were challenged with a change in conditions over the course of approximately 1 week, comprising movement from group yards to isolation in individual yards, in order to impose a disturbance to homeostasis ("stress"). Faecal samples were collected in 24-h intervals during the study… CONTINUE READING