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Veterinary care and whole blood count of a juvenile Black- browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris beached on the coast of Brazil



1 Serviços em Meio Ambiente, CTA, Rua Saturnino Rangel Mauro 283, Pontal de Camburi, Vitória, ES 29062-030, Brazil (dri.mastrangelli@hotmail.com)
2 Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro - UENF, Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ 28013-602, Brazil
3 BW Veterinary Consulting, Rua Professora Sueli Brasil Flores 88, Praia Seca, Araruama, RJ 28970-000, Brazil

Received 10 August 2018, accepted 20 February 2019

Date Published: 2019/10/15
Date Online: 2019/06/20

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MASTRANGELLI, A., BALDASSIN, P., JERDY, H. & WERNECK, M.R. 2019. Veterinary care and whole blood count of a juvenile Black- browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris beached on the coast of Brazil. Marine Ornithology 47: 167-168.

Key words: Black-browed Albatross, Brazil, hematology, rehabilitation, Thalassarche melanophris


We conducted an erythrocyte and leukocyte analysis for a juvenile Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris that was found beached at Maricá, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. The absence of data on this species was problematic in our unsuccessful rehabilitation. We present our findings here to assist future rehabilitations of other individuals of this species. 


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