Serum protein electrophoresis values for free-ranging and zoo-based koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)

Pye, Geoffrey W., Ellis, William, FitzGibbon, Sean, Opitz, Brian, Keener, Laura, Arheart, Kristopher L. and Cray, Carolyn (2012) Serum protein electrophoresis values for free-ranging and zoo-based koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 43 1: 177-180. doi:10.1638/2011-0071.1


Author Pye, Geoffrey W.
Ellis, William
FitzGibbon, Sean
Opitz, Brian
Keener, Laura
Arheart, Kristopher L.
Cray, Carolyn
Total Author Count Override 7
Title Serum protein electrophoresis values for free-ranging and zoo-based koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)
Formatted title
Serum protein electrophoresis values for free-ranging and zoo-based koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)
Journal name Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1042-7260
1937-2825
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1638/2011-0071.1
Volume 43
Issue 1
Start page 177
End page 180
Total pages 4
Place of publication Yulee FL, United States
Publisher American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract In a clinical setting, especially with species of special interest, it is important to use all clinical pathology testing options for general health monitoring and diagnosis. Protein electrophoresis (EPH) has previously been shown to be an important adjunct tool in veterinary medicine. Serum samples from 18 free-ranging and 12 zoo-based koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) were subject to EPH analysis. Significant differences were found between the two groups for the following values: total protein, albumin, β globulins, and albumin-globulin ratio (P < 0.05). By using the combined data, the minimummaximum values for the EPH fractions were as follows: total protein 5.0-7.8 g/dl, albumin 2.8-4.7 g/dl, α-1 globulins 0.5-1.1 g/dl, α-2 globulins 0.3-0.7 g/dl, β globulins 0.4-1.0 g/dl, γ globulins 0.2-1.0 g/dl, and albumin-globulin ratio 1.0-2.1.
Keyword Koala
Phascolarctos cinereus
Protein electrophoresis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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