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1 July 1992 SERUM CHEMISTRY VALUES OF THE ENDANGERED SAN JOAQUIN KIT FOX (VULPES MACROTIS MUTICA)
Patrick M. McCue, Thomas P. O'Farrell
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Abstract

Serum chemistry values were obtained from 64 adult San Joaquin kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica) in western Kern County, California (USA). The goal of the study was to establish normal chemistry values for this endangered species. No significant differences were found for mean values of alanine aminotransferase (217.1 IU/1), alkaline phosphatase (44.2 IU/1), cholesterol (145.6 mg/dl), total protein (5.8 g/dl), creatinine (0.63 mg/dl), calcium (8.2 mg/dl), albumin (3.0 g/dl), glucose (129.2 mg/dl), amylase (196.8 IU/1), sodium (153.7 mEq/1) and phosphorus (5.42 mg/dl) between sexes or seasons. Significant differences were noted for aspartate aminotransferase, blood urea nitrogen and potassium between seasons. Possible disturbances in normal hepatic and renal functions were noted.

McCue and O'Farrell: SERUM CHEMISTRY VALUES OF THE ENDANGERED SAN JOAQUIN KIT FOX (VULPES MACROTIS MUTICA)
Patrick M. McCue and Thomas P. O'Farrell "SERUM CHEMISTRY VALUES OF THE ENDANGERED SAN JOAQUIN KIT FOX (VULPES MACROTIS MUTICA)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(3), 414-418, (1 July 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.3.414
Received: 10 April 1990; Published: 1 July 1992
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endangered species
San Joaquin kit fox
serum chemistry
Vulpes macrotis mutica
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