Hematological and plasma biochemical values of the greater glider in Australia.

Journal of wildlife diseases

PubMedID: 11310891

Viggers KL, Lindenmayer DB. Hematological and plasma biochemical values of the greater glider in Australia. J Wildl Dis. 2001;37(2):370-4.
Reference hematological and plasma biochemical values are presented for the greater glider (Petauroides volans) at Tumut (southeastern New South Wales, Australia). Nineteen animals were sampled during a capture period of 1 wk in August 1999. Values for red cell counts were significantly higher in male animals (mean +/- SE; males: 5.6 +/- 0.1; females: 5.2 +/- 0.1). Young animals had higher white cell counts than older ones (mean +/- SE; young: 4.9 +/- 0.4; older: 2.8 +/- 0.4). Lymphocytes were the predominant white blood cell type in this species.