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Fecal Glucocorticoid Analysis

Fecal Glucocorticoid Analysis: Non-invasive Adrenal Monitoring in Equids

Article DOI: 10.3791/53479
April 25th, 2016


Summary April 25th, 2016

Adrenal activity can be assessed in the equine species by analysis of feces for corticosterone metabolites. The method offers a non-invasive option to assess long term patterns in both domestic and free ranging horses. This protocol describes the enzyme linked immunoassay involved and the associated biochemical validation.


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