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1 March 2008 Hematology, Blood Chemistry, and Bacteriology of the Free-Ranging Mexican Beaded Lizard (Heloderma horridum)
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Blood samples from 16 adult, wild Mexican beaded lizards were obtained for complete blood count and serum biochemical analysis. In addition, both oral and cloacal swab samples were collected and submitted for bacteriologic culture. This is the first report of hematologic and bacterial data from free-living beaded lizards. This information will serve as baseline reference values for future health assessment studies in conservation, captive breeding, and research programs.

David Espinosa-Avilés, Víctor Manuel Salomón-Soto, and Socorro Morales-Martínez "Hematology, Blood Chemistry, and Bacteriology of the Free-Ranging Mexican Beaded Lizard (Heloderma horridum)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 39(1), 21-27, (1 March 2008). https://doi.org/10.1638/2006-0029.1
Received: 16 October 2006; Published: 1 March 2008
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