Hair loss and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).

@article{Novak2014HairLA,
  title={Hair loss and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).},
  author={Melinda A. Novak and A F Hamel and Kris Coleman and Corrine K Lutz and Julie M. Worlein and Mark T Menard and Amy Ryan and Kendra L. Rosenberg and Jerrold S. Meyer},
  journal={Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS},
  year={2014},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={261-6}
}
Hair loss is a common problem in captive macaque colonies. A potential factor is the possible influence of stressful environments in the development of hair loss. We examined the relationship between hair loss and chronic hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity by measuring cortisol in hair. Adult male and female rhesus macaques housed at 3 primate facilities in the United States were screened for degree of hair loss and observed for evidence of hair-plucking behavior. Hair samples… CONTINUE READING