ABSTRACT

We determined venous blood gas, acid-base, and biochemical parameters for thirteen free-ranging Indian flying foxes Pteropus giganteus in Myanmar, using a handheld i-STAT analyzer with CG8+ and CHEM8 cartridges. For field-based projects, portable blood analyzers enable identification and management of electrolyte and acid-base imbalances and collection of physiologic data, but present logistical challenges.

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