Capture-related hypoglycemia and recovery in free-ranging black rhinoceroses (diceros bicornis bicornis)

Michele Miller, Mark Jago, Robin Radcliffe, Peter B. Morkel, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Jennifer Sefton, Pierre du Preez, Arthur Taft, Daryl Nydam, Robin D. Gleed

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Abstract

Hypoglycemia (glucose,65 mg/dl) was detected in 21 of 28 immobilized freeranging black rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis). At repeat sampling 25 min later, only 6 of 28 were hypoglycemic (P<0.05). Lactate was significantly higher (P<0.0001) early in immobilization. Hypoglycemia and elevated lactate may increase risk of anesthetic complications and postrecovery problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-842
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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