A longitudinal study of changes in blood leukocyte numbers in the tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii

L. J. Young, E. M. Deane

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Abstract

Changes in leukocyte numbers were monitored over a 3-year period in a small group of captive tammar wallabies, Macropus eugenii, maintained in the animal research facilities at Macquarie University (NSW, Australia). The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (N/L), a commonly used parameter in the assessment of health status in wildlife populations, was not useful when applied between animal populations but did reliably predict changes within individual animals and between animals within the study cohort. This study also demonstrated the importance of obtaining haematological values from animals on more than one occasion to ensure that differential cell counts from asymptomatic individuals do not unduly influence the determination of reference values.

LanguageEnglish
Pages63-69
Number of pages7
JournalComparative Clinical Pathology
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

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Macropodidae
Leukocyte Count
Longitudinal Studies
Population
Health Status
Reference Values
Neutrophils
Cohort Studies
Cell Count
Lymphocytes

Keywords

  • Blood cells
  • Leukocyte
  • Macropus eugenii
  • Marsupial
  • N/L ratio
  • Tammar wallaby

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A longitudinal study of changes in blood leukocyte numbers in the tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii. / Young, L. J.; Deane, E. M.

In: Comparative Clinical Pathology, Vol. 15, No. 2, 06.2006, p. 63-69.

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