Clinical reference values for serum protein electrophoresis for the llama (Lama glama).

TitleClinical reference values for serum protein electrophoresis for the llama (Lama glama).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsMulrooney DM, Johnson MR, Smith BB, Zimmerman GL
JournalAmerican journal of veterinary research
Volume50
Issue11
Pagination1889-92
Date Published1989 Nov
ISSN0002-9645
KeywordsAnimals, Artiodactyla, Blood Protein Electrophoresis, Blood Proteins, Camelids, New World, Female, Male, Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Animal, Reference Values
Abstract

Serum protein electrophoresis was performed on 71 clinically healthy juvenile and adult llamas (6 juvenile males, 7 juvenile females, 25 adult males, 13 adult females, and 20 pregnant females) to determine normal serum protein concentrations. Values were reported for each of the 5 groups because the groups were not homogeneous in all 8 peaks. Although the values reported here may serve as reference values for adults, they represent only a guideline for the juveniles because of the limited number of animals in each of these groups.

Alternate JournalAm. J. Vet. Res.