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Some physiologic blood values of wild diving ducks

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Blood samples were obtained from 54 canvasbacks (Aythya valisineria), 30 lesser scaup (A. affinis), 3 ring-necks (A. collaris), and 3 buffleheads (Bucephala albeola), which were wintering on Chesapeake Bay. These blood samples were used for: red blood cell counts (cans. 2.56 x 106/mm3; scaup 2.45 x 106/mm3; ring-necks 2.50 x 106mm3; buffiehead 2.64 x lO6/mm3), packed cell volume (cans. 52.2%; scaup 57.1%; ring-neck 49.1%; buffieheads 54.3%), total protein (cans. 4.4 g/100 ml; scaup 4.4 g/100 mi; ring-neck 3.5 g/100 ml; buffiehead 3.8 g/100 ml), erythrocyte measurements, and electrophoretic analysis of plasma and serum. Variations between individuals of the same species and sex were slight but a possible difference between male and female erythrocyte numbers and packed cell volumes was evident in the canvasback and scaup samples.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Some physiologic blood values of wild diving ducks
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
8
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
115-118
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
115
Last page:
118