Clotting profiles and selected hematology of captive Speke's gazelles (Gazella spekei)

Erika K. Travis, Charles Eby

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Manual restraint and jugular venipuncture were used to obtain blood for hematology and coagulation tests tor 18 captive Speke's gazelles (Gazella spekei). The hematocrit and hemoglobin values were slightly higher in Speke's gazelles than in domestic ruminants. The Speke's gazelles had a mean prothrombin time of 15.1 sec and a mean activated partial thromboplastin time of 24.2 sec. The pregnant female Speke's gazelles had shorter activated partial thromboplastin times than the males, but the difference was not significant. Ideally, prothrombin times and activated partial thromboplastin times would be compared to a healthy conspecific during a suspected bleeding crisis. Baseline prothrombin and activated partial thromboplastin times are presented here for Speke's gazelles because clotting times for exotic hoofstock are quite limited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Activated partial thromboplastin time
  • Coagulation
  • Gazella spekei
  • Prothrombin time
  • Speke's gazelle


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