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Effect of ultraviolet radiation on vertebrate animals: update from ethological and medical perspectives

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Abstract

Many animals under human care are kept indoors to prevent infectious diseases vectored by wildlife, facilitate environment control, or due to the lifestyle of their owners. However, ultraviolet radiation has documented effects on animal vision, vitamin synthesis, immunity, behavior, psychogenic disorders and on their environment. Ultraviolet-emitting lights are commercially available and the documentation of their effect on indoor-housed animals is increasing. This article reviews published information about ultraviolet effects in vertebrate animals from veterinary and ethological perspectives, and techniques used to assess ultraviolet exposure across animal taxa.

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Submitted
19 Dec 2019
Accepted
31 Mar 2020
First published
22 Apr 2020

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2020, Advance Article
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Perspective

Effect of ultraviolet radiation on vertebrate animals: update from ethological and medical perspectives

C. Vergneau-Grosset and F. Péron, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00488B

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