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Title: Evaluation of serum ferritin and serum iron in free-ranging black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) as a tool to understand factors affecting iron-overload disorder
Author(s): Miller, M.; Chavey, P.S.; Hofmeyr, J.; Mathebula, N.; Doering, A.; Buss, P.; Olea-Popelka, F.
Year published: 2016
Journal: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Volume: 47 (3)
Pages: 820-826
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Black Rhino
Iron overload disorder (IOD) is a significant health issue for captive black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). Measurement of serum ferritin with a validated rhinoceros ferritin ELISA has been used extensively to detect animals in U.S. zoos that are at risk of developing IOD. However, there is limit...

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