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1 October 2015 Fructosamine: An Alternative to Serum Glucose Measurement in White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
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We determined the relationship between fructosamine and serum glucose in free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) harvested during two seasonally stressful periods for deer in coastal North Carolina, US: July 2008 represented the postparturition and lactation period, and March 2009 represented the late winter and pre–green-up period. Serum glucose and fructosamine concentrations were similar between time periods but were uncorrelated within each season. However, when serum glucose was separated into high and low categories based on the median blood glucose score within each time period, we detected statistically significant differences between July and March for serum glucose. Fructosamine was more stable than serum glucose for evaluating the white-tailed deer physiologic condition.
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Christopher S. DePerno, M. Colter Chitwood, Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf and Jonathan A. Jenks "Fructosamine: An Alternative to Serum Glucose Measurement in White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51(4), (1 October 2015). https://doi.org/10.7589/2014-07-182
Received: 28 July 2014; Accepted: 1 January 2015; Published: 1 October 2015
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