CENSHARE conducts study at the MN State Fair

CENSHARE collected data to study physical and mental quality of life associated with both pet and farm animal ownership in State Fair attendees from rural, suburban and urban Minnesota.  We also collected saliva samples (which were an interesting assortment of colors depending on food choices!) to measure oxytocin (bonding), cortisol, and alpha-amylase (chronic and short-term stress responses).