Blood values of the canvasback duck by age, sex and season

Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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Blood samples were obtained from canvasback ducklings from Manitoba and Saskatchewan and from immature and adult canvasbacks on the Mississippi River near LaCrosse, Wisconsin and the Chesapeake Bay. These samples were used to determine baseline data on red cell counts, hematocrit, total protein, glucose, cholesterol, hemoglobin and distribution of plasma proteins. Calculations were also made to determine mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration. The major differences noted were between ducklings and adults. The former having higher total protein and lower hematocrit, glucose and cholesterol values. These hematologic values were collected in order to provide baseline information on apparently healthy canvasbacks, thereby providing disease investigators with a standard of comparison

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Blood values of the canvasback duck by age, sex and season
Series title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume 12
Issue 3
Year Published 1976
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 341-346
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page 341
Last page 346