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Title:Cortisol claws concentrations in dogs from birth to 60 days of age
Authors:ID Fusi, Jasmine, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy (Author)
ID Peric, Tanja, University of Udine, Udine, Italy (Author)
ID Bolis, Barbara, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy (Author)
ID Rota, Alessandro, Ambulatorio Veterinario Associato Pellegrini E. Rota A., Almenno San Bartolomeo, Italy (Author)
ID Comin, Antonella, University of Udine, Udine, Italy (Author)
ID Veronesi, Maria Cristina, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy (Author)
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Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:During the last fetal stage of development and in the neonatal period, the hypothalamic- pituitary- adrenal (HPA) axis secretes cortisol (C), responsible for several physiologic processes. The claws were recently proved to be a useful, non- invasive matrix for long time- frame retrospective C levels analysis also in puppies (Veronesi et al. 2015, Theriogenology 84:791–796). Because of the scarce knowledge on canine perinatology, this study was aimed to assess the C concentrations in claws of newborn puppies collected at birth, 30 and 60 days of age, and to evaluate the possible influence of age, gender and type of birth on C claws accumulation. The study was performed on 58 large purebred, normal, healthy puppies, born by spontaneous or cesarean parturition. The mean C claws concentrations significantly decrease from birth (26 ± 16.39 pg/mg) to 30 (10 ± 4.53 pg/mg) and 60 (6 ± 3.12 pg/mg) days of age (p < 0.0001); a decrease was also seen from 30 to 60 days of age (p < 0.05). No influence of newborn gender and type of birth was found. This trend of decrease is in agreement with data reported by (Veronesi et al. 2015, Theriogenology 84:791–796) in dead puppies, and suggests the important role of C around the time of birth. However the exact source of the C accumulated in claws of puppies at birth must be clarified, while the source of C accumulated at 30, and even more at 60 days, can be supposed to be addressed to the newborn itself.
Keywords:Cortisol, claws, dog
Publication version:Author Accepted Manuscript
Year of publishing:2017
Number of pages:52-53
Numbering:2017, 52(3)
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-3329 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:4892923 New window
DOI:10.1111/rda.13026. New window
Publication date in RUNG:01.09.2017
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Title:the 21st Annual Conference of the European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction (ESDAR)

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Year of publishing:2017


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