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Comparison of select hematology and serum chemistry analtyes between wild-caught and aquarium-housed lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)

Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

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DOI: 10.1638/2013-0024R.1

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Abstract

Hematology and serum chemistry analytes were compared between wild-caught and aquarium-housed lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) to potentially improve understanding of medical issues in lake sturgeon. Blood samples were taken from 30 lake sturgeon exhibited in 11 institutions in the United States and from 23 experimentally stocked lake sturgeon caught in gill nets in the lower Genesee River in Rochester, New York, USA. For hematology, only segmented neutrophil count was significantly different, with wild-caught fish having a higher number of circulating neutrophils. For clinical chemistry analytes, chloride, uric acid, calcium, phosphate, glucose, aspartate aminotransferase, triglycerides, and creatine kinase were significantly different between the two cohorts. These differences are likely not clinically significant and are attributable to handling stress, variability in environmental parameters, or differences in nutritional status. This is the first report of hematology and serum chemistry values in aquarium-housed lake sturgeon and provides useful reference intervals for clinicians.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Comparison of select hematology and serum chemistry analtyes between wild-caught and aquarium-housed lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)
Series title:
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
DOI:
10.1638/2013-0024R.1
Volume
44
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
8 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
957
Last page:
964
Number of Pages:
8
Country:
United States
State:
New York
City:
Rochester
Other Geospatial:
Genesee River