Comparative study of hematologic and plasma biochemical variables in Eastern Atlantic juvenile and adult nesting loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta).

@article{Casal2009ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of hematologic and plasma biochemical variables in Eastern Atlantic juvenile and adult nesting loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta).},
  author={Ana B Casal and Mar{\'i}a de las Nieves G{\'o}mez Camacho and Luis Felipe L{\'o}pez-Jurado and Candelaria Juste and Jorge Or{\'o}s},
  journal={Veterinary clinical pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={213-8}
}
BACKGROUND Plasma biochemical and hematologic variables are important in the management of endangered sea turtles, such as loggerheads. However, studies on blood biochemistry and hematology of loggerheads are limited, and different concentrations according to variable criteria have been reported. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to establish and compare baseline plasma chemistry and hematology values in Eastern Atlantic juvenile and adult nesting loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta… CONTINUE READING