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7 July 2021 Comparison of Capillary Zone Electrophoresis in Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) and American Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Christoph Leineweber, Christine Gohl, Maike Lücht, Rachel E. Marschang
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Electrophoresis can be used to aid in the diagnosis of infectious diseases (eg, aspergillosis) in avian species. Reference intervals for blood plasma proteins of 2 different flamingo species (Phoenicopterus roseus and Phoenicopterus ruber) and their hybrids were calculated by capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) and differences between these species, sexes, and age groups were evaluated. Lithium-heparinized plasma samples from 111 animals from a zoological collection were analyzed by CZE and statistically evaluated. Differences were only found between greater and American flamingos (P = .003) and between greater flamingos and hybrids (P = .001) in the γ-globulin fraction. Male greater flamingos showed significantly higher α-globulins (P = .022) and females higher total albumin by CZE (P = .037). In American flamingos, the percent total albumin (P = .017), total albumin (P = .025), prealbumin (P = .005), and albumin/ globulin (A/G) ratio (P = .008) were higher in females, and α- (P = .023) and β-globulins (P = .021) were higher in males of the same species. The following parameters differed significantly between the age groups: γ-globulins (P = .048) in greater and α- (P = .021) and β-globulins (P = .001) in American flamingos increased with increased age and percent total albumin (P = .002), total albumin (P = .024), and A/G ratio (P = .002) decreased with age in American flamingos. The results showed only small differences between the species, but greater differences between the sexes and ages, especially in American flamingos, which must be considered when interpreting laboratory results.

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Christoph Leineweber, Christine Gohl, Maike Lücht, and Rachel E. Marschang "Comparison of Capillary Zone Electrophoresis in Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) and American Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber)," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 35(2), 180-186, (7 July 2021). https://doi.org/10.1647/19-00021
Published: 7 July 2021
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A/G-ratio
albumin
American flamingo
Avian
capillary zone electrophoresis
CZE
Greater Flamingo
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