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1 July 2012 Capture-related Hypoglycemia and Recovery in Free-ranging Black Rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis bicornis)
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Hypoglycemia (glucose <65 mg/dl) was detected in 21 of 28 immobilized free-ranging black rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis). At repeat sampling 25 min later, only 6 of 28 were hypoglycemic (P<0.05). Lactate was significantly higher (P<0.0001) early in immobilization. Hypoglycemia and elevated lactate may increase risk of anesthetic complications and postrecovery problems.

Michele Miller, Mark Jago, Robin Radcliffe, Peter vdB. Morkel, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Jennifer Sefton, Pierre du Preez, Arthur Taft, Daryl Nydam, and Robin D. Gleed "Capture-related Hypoglycemia and Recovery in Free-ranging Black Rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis bicornis)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48(3), 840-842, (1 July 2012). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-48.3.840
Received: 23 January 2012; Accepted: 1 March 2012; Published: 1 July 2012
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