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1 October 2015 Hematologic and Serum Biochemical Reference Intervals for the Bilby (Macrotis lagotis)
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Hematologic and serum biochemistry blood reference intervals were established for the endangered marsupial, the bilby (Macrotis lagotis). Blood samples were collected from 135 bilbies that were housed in a captive breeding colony or were free ranging in a 10-ha exclosure. Statistical analyses were undertaken, and significant differences in parameters were found depending on age, sex, and captive or free-ranging status of animals. These reference intervals will assist ongoing health and conservation management of this endangered marsupial species.
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Kristin S. Warren, Carly S. Holyoake, Tony J. Friend, Lian Yeap and Mary McConnell "Hematologic and Serum Biochemical Reference Intervals for the Bilby (Macrotis lagotis)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51(4), (1 October 2015). https://doi.org/10.7589/2014-03-074
Received: 18 March 2014; Accepted: 1 March 2015; Published: 1 October 2015
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