Plasma cortisol levels of dogs at a county animal shelter.

  title={Plasma cortisol levels of dogs at a county animal shelter.},
  author={Michael B. Hennessy and Harry Davis and Michael T Williams and C Mellott and Charles William Ian Douglas},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={62 3},
Plasmacortisol levels were examined to assess the stress of dogs in a county animal shelter. Groups of dogs confined in the shelter for their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd day had higher cortisol levels than did a group maintained in the shelter for more than 9 days. Dogs in the shelter for an intermediate period (Day 4-9) had intermediate levels of cortisol. The cortisol concentrations of dogs during their first day in the shelter were greater than either those of the same dogs on Day 4/5 in the shelter or… CONTINUE READING

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