Cross-sectional observational survey of serum biochemistry values in a population of 69 adult female alpacas (Vicugna pacos) in South Australia

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Author(s)

  • Pd Cockcroft
  • I. Mackie
  • J. Perry
  • C. Caraguel
  • K. Townsend

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-126
Journal / PublicationAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume94
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Blood samples were collected from 69 'healthy' female alpacas aged ≥12 months from 11 properties in South Australia. The 10-90 percentile ranges of the 16/19 analytes measured in this sample population were within the published ranges of four healthy alpaca populations from other geographic locations. Marginal exceptions were glutamate dehydrogenase and bicarbonate. Potassium was notably elevated, probably because of haemolysis of some samples. The sample size was insufficient to provide the appropriate statistical power to define diagnostic references ranges according to international standards. The health status of the sample population of alpacas was presumptive based on a physical examination.

Research Area(s)

  • Alpacas, Biochemistry reference ranges

Citation Format(s)

Cross-sectional observational survey of serum biochemistry values in a population of 69 adult female alpacas (Vicugna pacos) in South Australia. / Cockcroft, Pd; Mackie, I.; Perry, J.; Caraguel, C.; Townsend, K.; Reichel, Mp.

In: Australian Veterinary Journal, Vol. 94, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 125-126.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review