Evaluation of exertion and capture stress in serum of wild dugongs (Dugong dugon).

@article{Lanyon2012EvaluationOE,
  title={Evaluation of exertion and capture stress in serum of wild dugongs (Dugong dugon).},
  author={Janet M. Lanyon and Helen L. Sneath and Trevor Long},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={20-32}
}
Seven hundred fifty-one dugongs (Dugong dugon) were pursued, captured, and handled for up to 20 min for population sampling. Fifty of these dugongs were then removed from the water for up to 55 min for comprehensive medical examination. Fifty whole blood and separated serum samples were analyzed for potassium, sodium, chloride, creatinine kinase (CK), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), urea, creatinine, glucose, anion gap, and total… CONTINUE READING