News : 2020 : January

New Paper on Markers of Inflammation in Injured White Rhinoceros

A new paper just published in the Frontiers in Veterinary Science details the study of acute phase reactants in the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Testing for serum amyloid A (SAA) was validated for this species. Albumin was identified as a negative reactant. SAA, haptoglobin, and fibrinogen were observed to be elevated in injured animals. Samples from injured animals were obtained from the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Animals had suffered from bullet and dehorning wounds. Thanks to our collaborators for the opportunity to be involved in this important study.

See the full study here .