NIVELES REFERENCIALES SÉRICOS DE UREA Y CREATININA EN HUANGANAS (Tayassu pecari) CRIADAS EN UN ZOOLÓGICO DE LIMA

Translated title of the contribution: Reference serum values of urea and creatinine in captivewhite-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) in a Lima zoo

S. Mónica Romero, E. Olga Li, D. Jessica Gálvez, P. Roberto Elías, S. Arnaldo Alvarado

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Abstract

The objective of this research was to establish reference serum values for urea and creatinine in the captive white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari). Serum samples from 44 adult animals (23 males and 21 females) from a captive colony in the Parque de las Leyendas Zoo (Lima, Peru) were collected after chemical inmobilization. Urea and creatinine were analyzed using colorimetric assays, and values were 27.4 ± 2.7 mg/dl and 2.8 ± 0.2 mg/dl respectively. No significant differences between sexes were found. Urea value was greater than those obtained in other studies probably due to the high protein content of the zoo diet.

Translated title of the contributionReference serum values of urea and creatinine in captivewhite-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) in a Lima zoo
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume19
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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