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Old 07-24-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Of Moose and Men: 50-Year Study Into Moose Arthritis Reveals Link With Early Malnutrition

Of Moose and Men: 50-Year Study Into Moose Arthritis Reveals Link With Early Malnutrition
ScienceDaily
July 7, 2010

Of moose and men: 50-year study into moose arthritis reveals link with early malnutrition
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In the Isle Royale population OA is especially deadly as it prevents a moose from being able to kick or avoid a lunging wolf, meaning OA is highly linked with moose survival rates.

Over the course of the study the team discovered a rise in OA as the moose population increased, and a decrease when the population fell, leading to the idea that OA is linked to moose malnutrition when food is scarcer. The team found moose that were malnourished when young would...
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