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Aust Vet J 2012;90: 331–340. DOI:10.1111/j.1751-0813.2012.00956.x.

Haematology and biochemistry of warru (Petrogale lateralis MacDonnell Ranges race) in captivity and the wild

L Ruykys, B Rich and P McCarthy

The authors would like to make the following changes to Tables 1 and 2 of their paper. In the original version the wrong units were used for eight of the parameters, so the means and standard deviations that were originally published were incorrect. The correct versions are as follows:

Table 1. Means, statistical significance and post-hoc comparisons of differences in haematology of warru (Petrogalelateralis) from four sites – in captivity and at three wild colonies: Alalka, Kalka and New Well in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, South Australia
VariableMeansStatistical comparisons
Captives (n = 16)Alalka (n = 13)Kalka (n = 8)New Well (n = 21)OverallCaptives vs AlalkaCaptives vs KalkaCaptives vs New WellAlalka vs KalkaAlalka vs New WellKalka vs New Well
  1. *Compared using one-way ANOVA and post-hoc Tukey HSD test; #compared using Kruskal-Wallis one-way ANOVA and post-hoc Wilcoxon rank sum test. Dashes indicate ‘not applicable’.

  2. RBC, red blood cell count; MCV, mean corpuscular volume; MCH, mean corpuscular haemoglobin; MCHC, mean cell haemoglobin concentration; WBC, white blood cell count: an = 0; bn = 1; cn = 5; dn = 2; en = 20; fn = 19; gn = 3.

RBC (×1012/L)*6.76.06.45.90.01NSNS0.014NSNSNS
Haemoglobin (g/L)*157160154148NS
Haematocrit (L/L)*0.490.480.490.46NS
MCV (fL)#72.679.27778.1<0.001<0.001NS0.001NSNSNS
MCH (pg)*23.525.82425<0.001<0.001NS0.01NSNSNS
MCHC (g/L)#321326312321NS
Platelets (×109/L)*229.8106.2189.9118.2<0.001<0.001NS0.0020.025NSNS
WBC (×109/L)#4.78.94.56.2<0.001<0.005NS0.030.01NSNS
Neutrophils (%)*a59.563.761.9eNS
Lymphocytes (%)#a36.633.633.0eNS
Monocytes (%)#a2.64.44.2f0.020.01NSNS
Eosinophils (%)#ab2.0d1.7gNS
Basophils (%)#a2.0c1.0d1.4cNS
Table 2. Reference values for haematology of warru (Petrogale lateralis) in captivity and at three wild colonies (Alalka, Kalka, New Well) in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, South Australia
VariableMeanSDReference interval*
  1. *Reference intervals calculated as the central 0.95 fraction.12

  2. RBC, red blood cell count; MCV, mean corpuscular volume; MCH, mean corpuscular haemoglobin; MCHC, mean cell haemoglobin concentration; WBC, white blood cell count: an = 40; bn = 6; cn = 12; dn = 57.

Captivity (n = 16)   
RBC (×1012/L)6.70.615.5–7.7
MCV (fL)72.65.0261.4–78.8
MCH (pg)23.51.3921.4–26.9
Platelets (×109/L)229.812361–640
WBC (×109/L)4.72.32.8–11.0
Alalka (n = 13)   
Platelets (×109/L)106.268.333–279
WBC (×109/L)8.93.93.6–15.9
Monocytes (%)2.61.81–8
Kalka (n = 8)   
Platelets (×109/L)189.978.594.5–291.5
WBC (×109/L)4.50.83.3–5.5
Monocytes (%)4.41.32–6
New Well (n = 21)   
RBC (×1012/L)5.90.724.6–7.7
Platelets (×109/L)118.253.732.5–228
WBC (×109/L)6.22.53.6–12.6
Wild combined (n = 42)   
RBC (×1012/L)60.823.4–7.8
MCV (fL)78.33.372–85.9
MCH (pg)25.11.622.8–30.6
Neutrophils (%)a61.51322–90
Lymphocytes (%)a34.312.97–75
Eosinophils (%)b1.70.51–2
Basophils (%)c1.60.91–4
All combined (n = 58)   
Haemoglobin (g/L)d15416117–190
Haematocrit (L/L)0.480.060.26–0.59
MCHC (g/L)32121298–414