Ronald V. Harms

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Blood gas partial pressures, pH, and bicarbonate and lactate concentrations were measured from the basilic vein of mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) and the jugular vein of boat-tailed grackles (Quiscalus major) and house sparrows (Passer domesticus) to assess immediate impacts of mist net capture and handling for banding and venipuncture. Mourning doves(More)
Hillerød, Denmark) by agglutination with latex beads and type-specific serum and by microscopic determination of capsule swelling with type-specific serum (SSI Diagnostika, Hillerød, Denmark), according to the manufacturer’s instructions. These methods gave concordant results. Etests (bioMérieux, Solna, Sweden) demonstrated that the isolate was sensitive to(More)
Venous blood gas partial pressures, pH, bicarbonate and lactate concentrations, packed cell volume, white blood cell differential counts, and heterophil/lymphocyte ratios were measured from Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura), Boat-tailed Grackles (Quiscalus major), and House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). Birds were bled promptly after mist-net capture and(More)
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