Physiological Correlates of Musth: Lipid Metabolites and Chemical Composition of Exudates

  title={Physiological Correlates of Musth: Lipid Metabolites and Chemical Composition of Exudates},
  author={L. E. Rasmussen and T. Perrin},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  • L. E. Rasmussen, T. Perrin
  • Published 1999
  • Biology, Medicine, Psychology
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • Physiological changes related to lipid metabolism, behavior, and chemicals released in body exudates were studied during musth in the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus, as a case study. During musth, changes in serum testosterone and triglyceride concentrations followed similar patterns, with the former increasing sooner than the latter. Deviant behavior increased during changing androgen levels. The observed high concentrations of testosterone were positively and significantly correlated with… CONTINUE READING
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