Hair loss and hair-pulling in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)

Corrine K. Lutz, Kristine Coleman, Julie Worlein, Melinda A. Novak

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    Alopecia is a common problem in rhesus macaque colonies. A possible cause of this condition is hair-pulling; however the true relationship between hair-pulling and alopecia is unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between hair loss and hair-pulling in 1258 rhesus macaques housed in 4 primate colonies across the United States. Alopecia levels ranged from 34.3% to 86.5% (mean, 49.3%) at the primate facilities. At facilities reporting a sex-associated difference, more female macaques were reported to exhibit alopecia than were males. In contrast, more males were reported to hair-pull. Animals reported to hair-pull were significantly more likely to have some amount of alopecia, but rates of hair-pulling were substantially lower than rates of alopecia, ranging from 0.6% to 20.5% (mean, 7.7%) of the populations. These results further demonstrate that hair-pulling plays only a small role in alopecia in rhesus macaques.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)454-457
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
    Volume52
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Jul 2013

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    Hair loss and hair-pulling in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). / Lutz, Corrine K.; Coleman, Kristine; Worlein, Julie; Novak, Melinda A.

    In: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Vol. 52, No. 4, 07.2013, p. 454-457.

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    Lutz, Corrine K. ; Coleman, Kristine ; Worlein, Julie ; Novak, Melinda A. / Hair loss and hair-pulling in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). In: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. 2013 ; Vol. 52, No. 4. pp. 454-457.
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