Clinical biochemical values of llamas: reference values.

TitleClinical biochemical values of llamas: reference values.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsLassen ED, Pearson EG, Long P, Schmotzer WB, Kaneps AJ, Riebold TW
JournalAmerican journal of veterinary research
Volume47
Issue10
Pagination2278-80
Date Published1986 Oct
ISSN0002-9645
KeywordsAnimals, Artiodactyla, Blood Chemical Analysis, Camelids, New World, Female, Male, Reference Values, Sex Factors
Abstract

Fifteen clinical biochemical measurements were done on serum from 64 clinically healthy adult llamas (26 males and 38 females). Values for several of these tests were different from those reported for llamas and from reference values for other domesticated ruminants. Comparison of values between males and females revealed significant differences for several tests. Clinical biochemical values reported in the present study can serve as reference values for adult llamas.

Alternate JournalAm. J. Vet. Res.