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Baseline hematology and clinical chemistry results from captive-raised trumpeter swans

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Eileen C. Rees, Susan L. Earnst, John C. Coulson

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Abstract

Results from hematology and clinical chemistry tests are presented for healthy captive-raised Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) to help establish baseline data. Blood samples were obtained from 14 cygnets between the ages of three to four and seven to eight months that were the subjects of a study to teach migration routes to swans. Males and females differed significantly in asparatate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase and total protein. Age categories differed significantly in hematocrit, white blood cell counts, alkaline phosphatase, aspar-rate aminotransferase, glucose, cholesterol and uric acid. There were no significant differences among age categories in values of alanine aminotransferase, calcium, triglycerides and total protein.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Baseline hematology and clinical chemistry results from captive-raised trumpeter swans
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the Fourth International Swan Symposium 2001
First page:
375
Last page:
379