Plasma Estrogens, Total Protein, and Cholesterol in the Female Eastern Wild Turkey

@inproceedings{Martin1981PlasmaET,
  title={Plasma Estrogens, Total Protein, and Cholesterol in the Female Eastern Wild Turkey},
  author={Richard McKelvy Martin and Michael E. Lisano and James Earl Kennamer},
  year={1981}
}
Changes in blood chemistry can be used to monitor the reproductive status of free-ranging female eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris). The objectives of this study were to evaluate seasonal changes in several blood parameters in relation to changes in breeding condition. Estrogens were measured from blood samples taken biweekly before, during, and following the breeding season. Total plasma protein and plasma cholesterol were also quantified.