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Measuring animal welfare within a reintroduction: an assessment of different indices of stress in water voles Arvicola amphibius

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Reintroductions are an increasingly common conservation restoration tool; however, little attention has hitherto been given to different methods for monitoring the stress encountered by reintroduced individuals. We compared ten potential measures of stress within four different categories (neuroendocrine, cell function, body condition and immune system function) as proxies for animal welfare in water voles being reintroduced to the Upper Thames region, Oxfordshire, UK. Captive-bred voles were...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0041081

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Gelling, M More by this author
Johnson, PJ More by this author
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Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Macdonald, DW More by this author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
7
Pages:
Article: e41081
Publication date:
2012-07-17
Acceptance date:
2012-06-18
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ISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:342423
URN:
uri:030e0335-261d-443f-90a5-6626b4074167
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uuid:030e0335-261d-443f-90a5-6626b4074167
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pubs:342423
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English

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