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Stressed lemurs have worse chances of survival

High levels of hair cortisol—a sign of long-term stress—are associated with reduced survival in wild grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus), according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Ecology.

dateAug 31, 2017 in Ecology
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Shearing of alpacas is necessary, but also stressful

Alpacas, a species of New World camelids, have very thick wool. This requires them to be shorn regularly, just like sheep. But shearing is a source of stress for the animals. This has now been confirmed for the first time ...

dateMay 12, 2017 in Ecology
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Can aromatherapy calm competition horses?

Although studies suggest that inhaling certain scents may reduce stress in humans, aromatherapy is relatively unexplored in veterinary medicine. But new research presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) ...

dateApr 26, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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