Salivary cortisol can be employ as biomarker of physio-psychological stress to test the animal welfare.
Salivary cortisol determinations reflect blood levels and can be used to detect acute stress and may be indicative of chronic stress.
Government and its various ‘welfare’ committees (comprising both practitioners and profiteers from animal industrialisation) have a significant change in public perception of the moral status of animals.
The mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals now is changed due to environment and evolution of behaviours, and to globalisation and open trade.
The analysis of the stress level are essential to evaluate the health status and well-being of both.
The study of physiologic and behavioural effects can enhance our understanding of animal welfare during interventions, handling, antibiotic therapy and give us the know how to introduce evidence-based applications for handlers, and to establish scientific methods for future research.
Example of Reborn products are connected biosensors to obtain data through automated navigation (drones) and devices for the analysis of analytes and microrganisms in saliva and water during animal breeding and drinking.
Salivary cortisol can be employed as biomarker of physio-psychological stress to test the animal welfare.
Through the optimization of hightroughput methods to find and quantify saliva solute cortisol, for example, we can help the study of stress causes and consequences on life of different animals, human included.
This is particularly relevant in the case of children affected by psychologic problems (e.g. autism) or people with neurologic diseases (e.g. Alzehimer disease, dementia etc.) to evaluate the progress of educational and therapeutic programs.