Australian Mammalogy Australian Mammalogy Society
Journal of the Australian Mammal Society
RESEARCH ARTICLE

A suspected case of myopathy in a free-ranging eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)

Jai M. Green-Barber A , Hayley J. Stannard A and Julie M. Old A B
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A School of Science and Health, Hawkesbury, Western Sydney University, Locked bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia.

B Corresponding author. Email: j.old@westernsydney.edu.au

Australian Mammalogy - https://doi.org/10.1071/AM16054
Submitted: 1 November 2016  Accepted: 11 May 2017   Published online: 27 July 2017

Abstract

Macropods are susceptible to capture myopathy. A post mortem examination, and haematological and blood chemistry analysis was conducted on a male eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) believed to have capture myopathy. Changes in blood chemistry and necrosis of muscle tissue are the most prevalent sign of myopathy in eastern grey kangaroos.

Additional keywords: macropod, marsupial, necrosis.


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