Seasonal effects on the haematology and blood chemistry of wild brushtail possums, Trichosurus vulpecula (Marsupialia: Phalangeridae) in New Zealand

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    Seasonal adjustments to red cell haematology that support altered metabolic requirements in Australian marsupials are either not expressed, or are minimal in brushtail possums introduced into New Zealand. Raised leucocyte differentials in winter imply seasonal challenges to the immune system. A small increase in plasma glucose, fall in plasma protein, and generally high condition index are consistent with the relatively high quality of habitat enjoyed by the marsupial immigrant.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)68-73
    JournalComparative Haematology International
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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    Phalangeridae
    Trichosurus
    Marsupialia
    Hematology
    New Zealand
    Ecosystem
    Blood Proteins
    Immune System
    Leukocytes
    Glucose

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