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1 January 2010 Hematologic and Plasma Biochemistry Values in White Storks (Ciconia ciconia)
Zoltán Szabó, Attila Beregi, Péter Vajdovich, Zsolt Abonyi-Tóth, Eszter Mátrai, Péter Pazár, Tibor Gaál
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Hematologic and plasma biochemistry parameters of the white stork (Ciconia ciconia) were studied. Blood samples were taken from a total of 80 adult white storks kept in captivity in Hungarian zoos and bird repatriation stations, between 2002 and 2006. Hematologic (packed cell volume, 46.3% ± 5.3%; hemoglobin concentration, 127.8 ± 20.4 g/L; red blood cell counts, 2.28 ± 0.35 1012/l/l; white blood cell counts, 21.6 ± 4.2 109/l/l; heterophils, 61.0% ± 9.8% [13.1 ± 3.2 × 109/L]; lymphocytes, 34.3% ± 9.1% [7.4 ± 2.5 × 109/L]; monocytes, 3.44% ± 2.3% [0.78 ± 0.57 × 109/L]; eosinophils 0.75% ± 0.91% [0.16 ± 0.21 × 109/L]; basophils 0.38% ± 0.56% [0.04 ± 0.07 × 109/L]) and plasma biochemistry values (aspartate aminotransferase, 267.5 ± 145.8 U/L; L-γ-glutamyltransferase, 47.6 ± 49.3 U/L; lipase, 70.3 ± 60.6 U/L; creatine kinase, 443.9 ± 182.2 U/L; lactate dehydrogenase, 880.4 ± 293.6 U/L; alkaline phosphatase, 177.5 ± 116.6 U/L; amylase, 917.6 ± 314.3 U/L; glutamate dehydrogenase, 7.3 ± 4.0 U/L; total protein, 45.2 ± 8.1 g/L; uric acid, 459.2 ± 254.3 µmol/L; and bile acids, 46.3 ± 20.5 µmol/L) were determined. The results obtained can be used as reference values, because there are no established values previously reported for adult white storks.

Zoltán Szabó, Attila Beregi, Péter Vajdovich, Zsolt Abonyi-Tóth, Eszter Mátrai, Péter Pazár, and Tibor Gaál "Hematologic and Plasma Biochemistry Values in White Storks (Ciconia ciconia)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 41(1), 17-21, (1 January 2010). https://doi.org/10.1638/2008-0164.1
Received: 17 September 2008; Published: 1 January 2010
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biochemistry
Bird
Ciconia ciconia
hematology
white stork
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