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1 July 2008 Hematologic and Biochemistry Values for Black-faced Spoonbills (Platalea minor) with and Recovering from Botulism
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Type C1 botulism outbreaks in Black-faced Spoonbills (Platalea minor) occurred in Taiwan from 2002 to 2003, and hematologic and biochemistry parameters from botulism-paralyzed birds and recovered birds were compared. Values for creatinine and uric acid were higher (P<0.0025) in birds with botulism than in recovered birds. Lower white blood cell counts (P<0.005) and values for alkaline phosphatase, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, and triglycerides (P<0.025) were observed in recovered birds. Based on these observations, we suggest that hematologic and biochemistry analyses should be performed to assess the health condition of birds recovering from botulism.

Chou, Shieh, and Yu: Hematologic and Biochemistry Values for Black-faced Spoonbills (Platalea minor) with and Recovering from Botulism
Shih-Jen Chou, Yao-Ching Shieh and Chang-You Yu "Hematologic and Biochemistry Values for Black-faced Spoonbills (Platalea minor) with and Recovering from Botulism," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44(3), (1 July 2008). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-44.3.781
Received: 17 March 2007; Accepted: ; Published: 1 July 2008
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