Horse Transport, Housing Stress Reflected in Hormone Levels

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Horse transport and housing has an effect on the animals' stress levels, according to Shannon Garey, a PhD candidate under the direction of Theodore Friend, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAABS, of Texas A&M. Garey presented results of an ongoing study on equine stress at the 2009 Equine Science Society meeting May 29-31 in Keystone, Colo.

Researchers measured cortisol, a stress hormone, in

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