Cortisol Levels and Colic Survival in Horses (AAEP 2009)

Cortisol, which is often termed the "stress hormone" because its levels rise in response to stress in horses and other species, might offer veterinarians another tool for assessing and developing prognoses for horses with colic. One study examined cortisol levels in 29 colicking horses referred to a United Kingdom clinic for exploratory surgery.

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