Baseline plasma corticosterone, haematological and biochemical results in nesting and rehabilitating loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta).

Romero, L. Michael.

Flower, Jennifer E.

Norton, Terry M.

Andrews, Kimberly M., 1978-

Nelson, Steven E., Jr.

Parker, Clare E.

Mitchell, Mark A., 1967-

2015

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  • The evaluation of hormonal responses to stress in reptiles relies on acquisition of baseline corticosterone concentrations; however, the stress associated with the restraint needed to collect the blood samples can affect the results. The purpose of this study was to determine a time limit for the collection of blood samples to evaluate baseline corticosterone, haematological and biochemical result... read more
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  • Flower JE, Norton TM, Andrews KM, Nelson Jr SE, Parker CE, Romero LM, Mitchell MA (2015) Baseline plasma corticosterone, haematological and biochemical results in nesting and rehabilitating loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). Conserv Physiol 3(1): cov003; doi:10.1093/conphys/cov003.
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