Estimation of energetic condition in wild baboons using fecal thyroid hormone determination

Estimation of energetic condition in wild baboons using fecal thyroid hormone determination •mT3 can be reliably and accurately determined in baboon feces using a commercial RIA.•Collection and storage used for steroid hormones can be used for thyroid hormones.•mT3 in freeze dried samples were not affected by storage at −20 °C for up to 9 years.•Female baboons had lower mT3 in the dry season, and during pregnancy and lactation.•mT3 measurement in feces is a valuable tool to study energy balance in wild animals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png General and Comparative Endocrinology Elsevier

Estimation of energetic condition in wild baboons using fecal thyroid hormone determination

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc.
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0016-6480
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10.1016/j.ygcen.2018.02.004
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Abstract

•mT3 can be reliably and accurately determined in baboon feces using a commercial RIA.•Collection and storage used for steroid hormones can be used for thyroid hormones.•mT3 in freeze dried samples were not affected by storage at −20 °C for up to 9 years.•Female baboons had lower mT3 in the dry season, and during pregnancy and lactation.•mT3 measurement in feces is a valuable tool to study energy balance in wild animals.

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General and Comparative EndocrinologyElsevier

Published: May 1, 2018

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