Parallel and seasonal changes in gonadal and adrenal hormones in male giant pandas ( Ailuropoda melanoleuca )

@inproceedings{Kersey2010ParallelAS,
  title={Parallel and seasonal changes in gonadal and adrenal hormones in male giant pandas ( Ailuropoda melanoleuca )},
  author={David C. Kersey and David E. Wildt and Janine Brown and Yan Huang and Rebecca J. Snyder and Steven L. Monfort},
  year={2010}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine androgen and glucocorticoid (GC) hormonal patterns in male giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) by monitoring gonadal and adrenal metabolites in feces. Initial validation experiments demonstrated comparable excretory patterns in urine versus feces for both androgen and GC measures. Matched urinary and fecal androgen and GC were correlated strongly with each other in a single male that was assessed over 2 years. A single pharmacological injection of… CONTINUE READING