Weights, hematology, and serum chemistry of free-ranging brown boobies (sula leucogaster) in johnston atoll, central pacific

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) Science Article 13


Hematologie and serum chemistry values are reported for 105 brown boobies (Sula leucogaster) from Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific. Hematocrit, estimated total plasma solids, total and differential white cell counts, serum glucose, calcium, phosphorus, uric acid, total protein, albumin, globulin, aspartate aminotransferase, and creatinine phosphokinase were analyzed. H?matologie and serum chemistry values varied with age and sex. Values were compared with those of red-footed boobies and other tropical and temperate marine pelecaniformes.

Thierry M. Work, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 30(1): 81-84. 1999

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