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1 October 2002 AGE-RELATED HEMATOLOGIC CHANGES IN CAPTIVE-REARED HOUBARA, WHITE-BELLIED, AND RUFOUS-CRESTED BUSTARDS
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Blood samples were obtained at monthly intervals between April 1994 and March 1996 from captive-bred houbara (Chlamydotis undulata macqueenii), rufous-crested (Eupodotis ruficrista gindiana), and white-bellied (Eupodotis senegalensis) bustards from 4–24 wk of age. Hematology investigations were conducted to determine age-related changes and to establish reference values for growing chicks of these species. There were significant age-related changes in hematocrit, hemoglobin, and red cell count in young birds compared with those of adults. White cell counts (lymphocytes and monocytes) were higher in juvenile birds, compared with adult values.

Howlett, Bailey, Samour, Naldo, and D'Aloia: AGE-RELATED HEMATOLOGIC CHANGES IN CAPTIVE-REARED HOUBARA, WHITE-BELLIED, AND RUFOUS-CRESTED BUSTARDS
Judith C. Howlett, Thomas A. Bailey, Jaime H. Samour, Jesus L. Naldo, and Marie-Ann D'Aloia "AGE-RELATED HEMATOLOGIC CHANGES IN CAPTIVE-REARED HOUBARA, WHITE-BELLIED, AND RUFOUS-CRESTED BUSTARDS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 38(4), (1 October 2002). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-38.4.804
Received: 15 August 2001; Published: 1 October 2002
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