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Postprandial biochemistry changes in penguins (Spheniscus demersus) including hyperuricemia.
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PMID:  20597226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a clinical setting, it is important to differentiate abnormal values that may be a normal change resulting from feeding and those that may be disease related. Such postprandial changes have been identified in mammalian and avian species. In the current study, pre- and postvalues for several routine biochemical analytes from penguins (Spheniscus demersus) were examined. Significant increases were found in uric acid, triglycerides, and bile acids (P < 0.001). Uric acid levels increased more than threefold. These data indicate that postprandial changes should be considered when interpreting abnormal biochemistry values in penguins.
Carolyn Cray; Donald W Stremme; Kristopher L Arheart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1042-7260     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-05     Completed Date:  2010-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915208     Medline TA:  J Zoo Wildl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Comparative Pathology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, P.O. Box 016960 R-46, Miami, Florida 33101, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hyperuricemia / blood,  veterinary*
Postprandial Period / physiology*
Spheniscidae / blood*,  physiology*

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