Comparison of Basal Values for the Tested Calcium Parameters in Elephants

  • Leonardo Carla
Keywords: Elephants, Calcium, Urine, Basal Values


To study calcium metabolism in elephants, it is important to use validated assays, as these might be
prone to specific matrix effects in elephant blood. The same might be true for matrix effects in urine. The aim of
the current study was to conduct preliminary work for validation of various parameters that play a role in
calcium metabolism in both blood and urine of captive elephants.