Applications of protein electrophoresis in avian diagnostics

Carolyn Cray, Lisa M. Tatum

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Protein electrophoresis is a diagnostic technique that evolved from early basic studies of immunoglobulins. Although protein electrophoresis is readily applied to human diagnostic testing, the veterinary venue has only recently begun to realize the full potential of this simple technique. In the past decade, this tool has been successfully applied to avian diagnostics, where it allows for precise quantitation of albumin and globulin fractions. Changes in these protein components have value in detecting nephritis, hepatitis, mycotic diseases, chronic inflammatory diseases, and chlamydiosis. Additionally, with correct interpretation, electrophoretic results are an excellent prognostic indicator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-10
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998


  • Albumin
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Electrophoresis
  • Globulins
  • Psittacine birds
  • Raptors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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