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Tissue lead distribution and hematologic effects in american kestrels Falco sparverius fed biologically incorporated lead

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

American kestrels were fed a diet containing 0.5, 120, 212 and 448 ppm (dry wt) biologically incorporated Pb for 60 days. The diet consisted of homogenized 4-wk-old cockerels raised on feed mixed with and without Pb. No kestrels died and weights did not differ among treatment groups. The control group (0.5 ppm Pb) had the lowest mean concentration of Pb and the high dietary group had the highest for the following tissues: kidney, liver, femur, brain and blood. Concentrations of Pb were significantly correlated among tissues. Treatment groups did not differ in packed cell volume, Hb concentration or erythrocyte count.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Tissue lead distribution and hematologic effects in american kestrels Falco sparverius fed biologically incorporated lead
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
20
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
pp. 39-43
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
39
Last page:
43
Number of Pages:
5