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J Zoo Wildl Med. 1997 Jun;28(2):171-4.

Serum chemistry and hematology values for anesthetized American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana).

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Department of Companion Animal and Special Species Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27606, USA.

Abstract

Samples taken from seven male and seven female adult American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) were evaluated by complete blood count and serum chemistry to establish baseline data on commercially available frogs destined for laboratory use. Differences between sexes were analyzed and females had higher plasma protein, calcium, and sodium levels.

PMID:
9279406
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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