Dehydrated sheep can cool their brain
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Dehydrated sheep can cool their brain

Droughts can be devastating to livestock herds – especially when it’s super hot. Like most summers.  A cool recent study shows that sheep have a biomechanical process to cool their brains in times of dehydration. But there’s a kicker! Turns out, the selective brain cooling may not be for the sake of cooling. It seems to be a way to conserve water in the body! The sheep that are able to do this selective brain cooling can withstand the lack of water better than others that don’t exhibit this selective brain cooling.

Read the science here – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4326457/

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