African Zoology volume 49, issue 1, P44-53 2014 DOI: 10.3377/004.049.0106 View full text
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P. Ruan de Bruin, Katarina Medger, Nigel C. Bennett, André Ganswindt

Abstract: For spiny mice, detailed long-term data on reproductive endocrine function is lacking, as limited blood volumes make frequent collections of individual plasma samples for hormone monitoring impractical. To provide the necessary tools in order to fill this gap, this study examined the suitability of two enzyme immunoassays for monitoring male and female reproductive function in the southern African spiny mouse (Acomys spinosissimus) based on faecal hormone analysis. Fourteen non-pregnant and one pregnant femal…

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