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20 September 2012 HEMATOLOGIC AND BIOCHEMICAL REFERENCE INTERVALS FOR WILD OSPREY NESTLINGS (PANDION HALIAETUS)
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A retrospective study of blood samples from 95 osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nestlings from Scotland and England, collected opportunistically over a 10-yr period, was performed to determine hematologic and plasma biochemistry reference intervals. The age of the sampled nestlings was estimated to be between 4 and 8 wk. Ninety-five percent reference intervals were determined for all hematologic and biochemical variables using parametric and nonparametric methods as appropriate. No blood parasites were detected. This is the first published study providing baseline reference data for osprey nestlings, and it is hoped the data will be of use to wildlife veterinarians and biologists in assessing the health of this species.

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Anna Meredith, Katie Surguine, Ian Handel, Mark Bronsvoort, Philippa Beard, Susan M. Thornton, Petra Wesche, Mike Hart, David Anderson, and Roy Dennis "HEMATOLOGIC AND BIOCHEMICAL REFERENCE INTERVALS FOR WILD OSPREY NESTLINGS (PANDION HALIAETUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(3), 459-465, (20 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.1638/2010-0195R3.1
Received: 13 December 2010; Published: 20 September 2012
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