English   español  
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/61955
Share/Impact:
Statistics
logo share SHARE logo core CORE   Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE

Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL
Exportar a otros formatos:

Title

Hematocrit is related to age but not to nutritional condition in greater flamingo chicks

AuthorsAmat, Juan A. ; Rendón, Miguel A. ; Ramírez, José M. ; Hortas, F.; Arroyo, Gonzalo M.; Garrido, Araceli; Rendón-Martos, Manuel; Pérez-Hurtado, Alejandro
Issue Date2009
PublisherSpringer
CitationEuropean Journal of Wildlife Research 55: 179- 182 (2009)
AbstractWe measured the hematocrit from greater flamingo chicks Phoenicopterus roseus over 4 years to test whether this blood parameter was related to the nutritional condition of chicks, as there are controversial results on whether hematocrit may be used as an index of body condition. We also tested whether hematocrit increased with chick age, as there would be an age-related increase of oxygen demand due to exercising. We found no evidences that hematocrit was related neither to the nutritional nor to the body condition of chicks. Hematocrit increased with chick age, which may be related to the increased requirements of chicks for oxygen delivery during development. © 2008 Springer-Verlag.
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/61955
DOI10.1007/s10344-008-0220-9
Identifiersdoi: 10.1007/s10344-008-0220-9
issn: 1612-4642
Appears in Collections:(EBD) Artículos
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
european j.pdf87,62 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open
Show full item record
Review this work
 

Related articles:


WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.