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Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 11–16 | Cite as

Haematological characteristics of captive Parma wallabies (Macropus parma)

  • P. Clark
  • P. Holz
  • R. Booth
  • R. Jakob-Hoff
  • D.W. Cooper
  • W.S. Boardman
  • B.W. Parry
  • R.J. Norman
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Abstract

 Blood was collected from 31 Parma wallabies from five different captive populations. The morphology of erythrocytes, leucocytes and platelets was similar to that previously described for macropodids. The effects of location (population), anaesthesia and analyser on the haematological characteristics of the wallabies were considered. Location had an affect on many of the values, anaesthesia affected some of the leucocyte values, and analyser had little effect.

Keywords Blood Erythrocyte Leucocyte Macropus Parma wallaby Ultrastructure 
Abbreviations EDTA ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid MCH mean corpuscular haemoglobin MCHC mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration MCV mean corpuscular volume SEM scanning electron microscopy TEM transmission electron microscopy 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Clark
    • 1
  • P. Holz
    • 2
  • R. Booth
    • 2
  • R. Jakob-Hoff
    • 3
  • D.W. Cooper
    • 4
  • W.S. Boardman
    • 1
  • B.W. Parry
    • 5
  • R.J. Norman
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New ZealandNZ
  2. 2.Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville, Victoria, AustraliaAU
  3. 3.Auckland Zoo, Western Springs, Auckland, New ZealandNZ
  4. 4.School of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, North Ryde, New South Wales, AustraliaAU
  5. 5.School of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, 250 Prince's Hwy, Werribee, Victoria, AustraliaAU

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