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1 October 1974 SIMULATED FIELD BLOOD STUDIES IN THE BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN Tursiops truncatus 3. Changes in Hematology and Chemistry During Blood and Plasma Storage
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Hemograms were serially performed on dolphin blood stored with EDTA at 4 C and 23 C for 5 days. With the exception of differential counts, the blood remained diagnostically suitable at both temperatures for at least 5 days. Fifteen chemical analyses were serially performed on plasma stored at 25 C and on the plasma of whole blood stored at 4 C and 25 C for 8 days. BUN, uric acid, bilirubin, cholesterol and total protein remained stable under all conditions throughout the 8 day period. Other constituents, including enzymes, were quite stable in stored plasma, and less so in stored whole blood. Many of the changes in stored whole blood were temperature dependent.

GERACI and MEDWAY: SIMULATED FIELD BLOOD STUDIES IN THE BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN Tursiops truncatus 3. Changes in Hematology and Chemistry During Blood and Plasma Storage
J. R. GERACI and W. MEDWAY "SIMULATED FIELD BLOOD STUDIES IN THE BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN Tursiops truncatus 3. Changes in Hematology and Chemistry During Blood and Plasma Storage," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 10(4), (1 October 1974). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-10.4.410
Received: 29 March 1974; Published: 1 October 1974
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