Serum chemistry and hematology values for anesthetized American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana)

J Zoo Wildl Med. 1997 Jun;28(2):171-4.


Samples taken from seven male and seven female adult American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) were evaluated by complete blood count and serum chemistry to establish baseline data on commercially available frogs destined for laboratory use. Differences between sexes were analyzed and females had higher plasma protein, calcium, and sodium levels.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blood Cell Count / veterinary
  • Blood Chemical Analysis
  • Female
  • Hematocrit / veterinary
  • Male
  • Rana catesbeiana / blood*
  • Reference Values
  • Sex Characteristics