Normal values of Calcium, glucose and cholesterol in an adult chicken's blood.
young at cldx.com
Mon Dec 18 11:55:37 EST 1995
Wegerhoff (rwegerhoff at biochem.uni-kiel.de) wrote:
: Does anyone know the normal values of calcium ion, glucose and cholesterol
: concentrations in a normal adult chicken's blood, along with the reference
: of the source? Any suggestion where to get this information!
I don't have anything specific to chickens, but I *do* have the
following "Avian" values:
calcium --> 2.0-3.0 mmol/L
glucose --> 11.0-16.5 mmol/L
cholesterol --> 3.3-7.2 mmol/L
This data was taken from a publication of Eastman Kodak Co.
(publication number MP2-500) called "Veterinary Reference Guide:
A Summary of Reference Intervals For Use With KODAK EKTACHEM
Products," dated 1993. The Kodak division for which this was
published was subsequently sold to Johnson & Johnson and now
operates under the name of Johnson & Johnson Clinical Diagnostics.
Further information should be available from one of the many
European sales offices. In addition, I would expect that the
Animal Science (or Poultry Science or Veterinary Science)
department of any large university would have such information.
And finally, I would expect any veterinarian who treats common
farm stock would have a source for this information.
I hope this has helped.
- Rich Young
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