1,25,26) Animals in such a scenario may also exhibit pale mucous membranes, anemia, thrombocytopenia, hemorrhagic diathesis, hypoalbuminemia, hypoglobulinemia
, and liver enzyme elevation.
Serum protein electrophoresis is a useful tool to evaluate hypoglobulinemia
and hyperglobulinemia in reptiles.
Mean while, biochemical parameters indicate a mild hypoproteinemia; mild hypoalbuminemia and hypoglobulinemia
, mild hypoglycemia and an increase in the plasma level of the enzyme aspartate amino transaminase (AST) and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) all of which are significant (P< 0.
, and hypoalbuminemia were documented.
that was identified is likely unreliable, as this was not from a protein electrophoresis, which is widely accepted as the most accurate way to measure avian protein levels.
The referring veterinarian had submitted blood for a complete blood cell count (CBC) and plasma biochemical panel, the results of which revealed hypoglobulinemia
, hypophosphatemia, and slight hypocalcemia (Table 1).
The main laboratory findings included a mild macrocytic hyperchromic anemia, hypoglobulinemia
, decreased bile acids, and increased alkaline phosphatase.