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1 October 2008 HEMATOLOGY AND SERUM CHEMISTRY VALUES IN CAPTIVE AND WILD PICHIS, ZAEDYUS PICHIY (MAMMALIA, DASYPODIDAE)
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As part of an ongoing study on the health status of pichis, Zaedyus pichiy (Mammalia, Dasypodidae), blood was collected under manual restraint from 72 free-ranging pichis captured in Mendoza Province, Argentina, between November 2001 and December 2006, and from 22 captive-kept pichis in January 2007. Reference values were established for hematology and serum chemistry. Pichis had lower leukocyte counts and higher mean corpuscular volumes than most other mammals. Blood values were similar for captive and wild pichis, and only a few significant differences were found among genders or age classes.

Superina and Mera y Sierra: HEMATOLOGY AND SERUM CHEMISTRY VALUES IN CAPTIVE AND WILD PICHIS, ZAEDYUS PICHIY (MAMMALIA, DASYPODIDAE)
Mariella Superina and Roberto L. Mera y Sierra "HEMATOLOGY AND SERUM CHEMISTRY VALUES IN CAPTIVE AND WILD PICHIS, ZAEDYUS PICHIY (MAMMALIA, DASYPODIDAE)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44(4), 902-910, (1 October 2008). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-44.4.902
Received: 7 December 2007; Published: 1 October 2008
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