Saliva vs. Blood for Measuring Equine Stress Levels

What do a horse's stress level and his saliva have in common? Belgian scientists have found testing the former can measure the latter, and they said this saliva assay could become the test of choice for measuring horses' stress. "Cortisol levels are often measured in horses to assess stress induced by transport, competition, training, and stereotypies," explained Marie Peeters, MSc, a PhD

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