Noninvasive monitoring of adrenocortical activity in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) by measurement of fecal cortisol metabolites.

@article{Dehnhard2001NoninvasiveMO,
  title={Noninvasive monitoring of adrenocortical activity in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) by measurement of fecal cortisol metabolites.},
  author={Martin Dehnhard and Marcus Clauss and Matthias Lechner-Doll and Heinrich H. D. Meyer and Rupert Palme},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2001},
  volume={123 1},
  pages={111-20}
}
A method for measuring glucocorticoids noninvasively in feces of roe deer was established and validated. The enzyme immunoassay (EIA) measures 11,17-dioxoandrostanes (11,17-DOA), a group of cortisol metabolites. Such measurement avoids blood sampling and reflects a dampened pattern of diurnal glucocorticoid secretion, providing an integrated measure of adrenocortical activity. After high-performance liquid chromatography, the presence of at least three different immunoreactive 11,17-DOA in the… CONTINUE READING