International Academic Journals

Plant species genetics, cell culture, Elisa kits, antibodies

Maternal and neonatal canine cortisol measurement in multiple matrices during the perinatal period: A pilot study

Stress exposure during perinatal period may lead to maternal cortisol increase that negatively affects the offspring development. In recent years, the interest on non-invasive sampling methods to measure cortisol as a marker of stress is increasing in both humans and animals. Indeed, discomfort due to blood collection may compromise the diagnostic outcome, mainly in uncooperative patients. So far, some alternative matrices but not milk have...