Urinary cortisol and urea nitrogen responses to winter stress in mule deer

D. Saltz, G. C. White

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Abstract

Urine cortisol, assumed to reflect energy deficit, allows researchers to distinguish high levels of urea nitrogen caused by the availability of crude protein from those caused by muscle catabolism. By reflecting both environmental and animal condition, urine cortisol provides a tool for assessing population condition and ecological density in Odocoileus hemionus. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Wildlife Management
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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