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Plasma biochemical and PCV ranges for healthy, wild, immature hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles

Whiting, Scott D., Guinea, Michael, Fomiatti, K., Flint, M. and Limpus, C. J. (2014). Plasma biochemical and PCV ranges for healthy, wild, immature hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles. The Veterinary Record,174(24):1-4.

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Title Plasma biochemical and PCV ranges for healthy, wild, immature hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles
Author Whiting, Scott D.
Guinea, Michael
Fomiatti, K.
Flint, M.
Limpus, C. J.
Journal Name The Veterinary Record
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 174
Issue Number 24
ISSN 0042-4900   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84902532094
Start Page 1
End Page 4
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher B M J Group
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract In recent years, the use of blood chemistry as a diagnostic tool for sea turtles has been demonstrated, but much of its effectiveness relies on reference intervals. The first comprehensive blood chemistry values for healthy wild hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles are presented. Nineteen blood chemistry analytes and packed cell volume were analysed for 40 clinically healthy juvenile hawksbill sea turtles captured from a rocky reef habitat in northern Australia. We used four statistical approaches to calculate reference intervals and to investigate their use with non-normal distributions and small sample sizes, and to compare upper and lower limits between methods. Eleven analytes were correlated with curved carapace length indicating that body size should be considered when designing future studies and interpreting analyte values.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.101396   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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