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

Whiting, S. D., Guinea, M. L., Fomiatti, K., Flint, M. and Limpus, C. J. (2014) Plasma biochemical and PCV ranges for healthy, wild, immature hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles. Veterinary Record, 174 24: 608-+. doi:10.1136/vr.101396


Author Whiting, S. D.
Guinea, M. L.
Fomiatti, K.
Flint, M.
Limpus, C. J.
Title Plasma biochemical and PCV ranges for healthy, wild, immature hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles
Journal name Veterinary Record   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0042-4900
2042-7670
Publication date 2014-06-14
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/vr.101396
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 174
Issue 24
Start page 608
End page +
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher B M J Group
Language eng
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.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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