Haematology and plasma biochemistry of wild Black flying-foxes, (Pteropus alecto) in Queensland, Australia

McMichael, Lee, Edson, Daniel, McLaughlin, Amanda, Mayer, David, Kopp, Steven, Meers, Joanne and Field, Hume (2015) Haematology and plasma biochemistry of wild Black flying-foxes, (Pteropus alecto) in Queensland, Australia. PLoS One, 10 5: e0125741-e0125741. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125741

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Author McMichael, Lee
Edson, Daniel
McLaughlin, Amanda
Mayer, David
Kopp, Steven
Meers, Joanne
Field, Hume
Title Haematology and plasma biochemistry of wild Black flying-foxes, (Pteropus alecto) in Queensland, Australia
Journal name PLoS One   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2015-05-04
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0125741
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 10
Issue 5
Start page e0125741
End page e0125741
Total pages 13
Place of publication San Francisco, CA United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper establishes reference ranges for hematologic and plasma biochemistry values in wild Black flying-foxes (Pteropus alecto) captured in South East Queensland, Australia. Values were found to be consistent with those of other Pteropus species. Four hundred and forty-seven animals were sampled over 12 months and significant differences were found between age, sex, reproductive and body condition cohorts in the sample population. Mean values for each cohort fell within the determined normal adult reference range, with the exception of elevated levels of alkaline phosphatase in juvenile animals. Hematologic and biochemistry parameters of injured animals showed little or no deviation from the normal reference values for minor injuries, while two animals with more severe injury or abscessation showed leucocytosis, anaemia, thrombocytosis, hyperglobulinemia and hypoalbuminemia.
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