At Chester Zoo we have over 20 years of experience in non-invasive wildlife endocrinology, providing regular diagnostic services to BIAZA and EAZA accredited zoos, and leading collaborative research on the use of hormones associated with reproduction and adrenal function. We can help you and your institution find success in conservation breeding.
THE QUESTIONs WE CAN HELP YOU ANSWER
- Is an animal cycling regularly or is she acyclic?
- Is an animal a seasonal breeder?
- When is the best time to mix the male and female?
- Is an animal pregnant?
- When will an animal give birth?
- Has the application of contraception been effective?
- How have environmental/management changes affected an animal?
At Chester Zoo we use non-invasive sample collection methods, as we are able to extract hormones metabolites from urine and faeces. The endocrinology laboratory at Chester Zoo routinely uses reproductive data to aid husbandry/management of our animals.
Examples of our routine work
Our hormone assays can be used for a wide range of wildlife domestic species!
Please contact us before sending any samples for analysis at email@example.com
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