We conducted a dose–response study of dexamethasone to investigate an optimal dexamethasone suppression test for common marmosets. Twelve marmosets received 0.1, 0.5, or 1.0 mg/kg dexamethasone. Doses of 0.5 and 1.0 mg/kg both suppressed endogenous cortisol for at least 18 h with greater individual variability in the lower 0.5 mg/kg dose.
- common marmoset
- dexamethasone suppression test
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology