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Experimental lead poisoning in bald eagles

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Abstract

Captive, crippled bald eagles unsuitable for release were fed lead shot to determine diagnostic criteria for lead poisoning. The eagles were fluoroscoped and bled periodically to determine shot retention and blood delta--aminolevulinic acid dehydratase activity. Microscopic examination revealed renal tubular degeneration, arterial fibrinoid necrosis and myocardial necrosis. Acid-fast intra-nuclear inclusion bodies were not found in proximal convoluted tubule cells. Analyses of blood and toxicological data are not yet complete.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Experimental lead poisoning in bald eagles
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wildlife Disease Association
Publisher location:
Ames, Iowa
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
47
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
36 (abs)
Number of Pages:
47