Corticosterone Assimilation by a Voluntary Oral Administration in Palatable Food to Rats

Drug delivery in research on nonhuman animals in the laboratory is still challenging because it is usually invasive and stressful. Stress-free voluntary oral drug administration in water lacks precise control of dose and timing of substance ingestion. Voluntary oral consumption of corticosterone has been previously successfully applied in mice using oat flakes, but protocols for […]

The Use of Psychopharmaceuticals to Control Aggressive Behaviors in Captive Gorillas

Unusually aggressive and violent behavior was seen in a captive twelve-year-old western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) during and after introduction to a group of two adult females and two juvenile male gorillas at the Franklin Park Zoo. In an attempt to control the aggression and minimize injuries, several psychopharmological drugs (drugs used to treat […]

Behavioural changes in dogs treated with corticosteroids