Title

Fructosamine: An Alternative to Serum Glucose Measurement in White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2015

Departmental Paper Identifier

NRM-173

Abstract

We determined the relationship between fructosamine and serum glucose in free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) harvested during two seasonally stressful periods for deer in coastal North Carolina, US: July 2008 represented the postparturition and lactation period, and March 2009 represented the late winter and pregreen-up period. Serum glucose and fructosamine concentrations were similar between time periods but were uncorrelated within each season. However, when serum glucose was separated into high and low categories based on the median blood glucose score within each time period, we detected statistically significant differences between July and March for serum glucose. Fructosamine was more stable than serum glucose for evaluating the white-tailed deer physiologic condition.

Publication Title

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

Volume

51

Issue

4

First Page

876

Last Page

879

DOI of Published Version

10.7589/2014-07-182

Publisher

Wildlife Disease Association