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1 January 2008 HEMATOLOGIC AND SERUM BIOCHEMICAL REFERENCE VALUES FOR FREE-RANGING NORTHERN HAIRY-NOSED WOMBATS
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Hematologic and serum biochemistry values were determined for 31 adult (21 male and 10 female) and four subadult male northern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus krefftii) from the only existing population in Epping Forest National Park, Australia. Blood samples were obtained from free-ranging northern hairy-nosed wombats during trapping for population census and health and reproductive assessment in 1999. Hematologic and biochemical values were compared between adult males and adult females, and between adult and subadult wombats. Values were also compared with those previously published for southern hairy-nosed (Lasiorhinus latifrons) and common (Vombatus ursinus) wombats. The values from this study were used to create reference intervals, and they make up the first comprehensive hematologic and biochemical study for this highly endangered species.

Reiss, Portas, and Horsup: HEMATOLOGIC AND SERUM BIOCHEMICAL REFERENCE VALUES FOR FREE-RANGING NORTHERN HAIRY-NOSED WOMBATS
Andrea Reiss, Timothy Portas, and Alan Horsup "HEMATOLOGIC AND SERUM BIOCHEMICAL REFERENCE VALUES FOR FREE-RANGING NORTHERN HAIRY-NOSED WOMBATS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44(1), (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-44.1.65
Received: 26 June 2006; Published: 1 January 2008
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