Urine osmolality is equivalent to creatinine concentration for normalising urinary progestogen in the numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus)
Matson, P., Power, V., Kappelle, W and Clarke, B.R. (2008) Urine osmolality is equivalent to creatinine concentration for normalising urinary progestogen in the numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus). Australian Mammalogy, 30 (1). pp. 43-45.
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Urine was collected from numbats (Myrmecobius fasciatus) held at the Perth Zoo (Western Australian) as part of the native Species Breeding Programme which breeds animals in captivity to by released to the wild. Osmolality and creatinine concentrations were very variable despite the provision of water ad libitum and a controlled diet. Progestogen was normalised by dividing the concentration by both the creatinine concentration and the osmolality of the urine. The correlation of these two ratios was highly significant for 7 of the 9 animals.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Chemical and Mathematical Science
School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
|Publisher:||Australian Mammal Society Inc.|
|Copyright:||© CSIRO 2008|
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