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Title: Factors Affecting Cortisol Status in Camels (Came/us dromedarius)
Authors: H. E. Mohamed
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: : The objective of the present investigation was to evaluate the concentrations of cortisol in peripheral circulation around parturition and weaning in camels (Camelus dromedariusi. Ten pregnant Arabi camels, of a mean age of 8.5 years and at 12 months of pregnancy were kept into shaded areas throughout the experimental period (45 days). Sampling intervals were 1 week before parturition, parturition, 1, 3 and 5 days post parturition. No effect of sex on cortisol plasma level was observed. Cortisol level was l21.6±5.4 at day of parturition and then decreased to 30.1±1.9and 21.9±1.0ngmL -I at day 3 and 5 post parturition, respectively. Cortisol serum level was 37.1±1.4 ng mL-1 one day before weaning and then increased to 48.0±1.5 and 69.5±1.9 ng mL -I at weaning and 3rd day after weaning, respectively. The study revealed that following weaning and around parturition, cortisol status increased, which is regarded as an adaptive measure to harsh desert conditions
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9003
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