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Suspected lead toxicosis in a bald eagle

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

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Abstract

An immature bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was submitted to the University of Maryland, College Park, for clinical examination. The bird was thin, had green watery feces, and was unable to maintain itself in upright posture. Following radiography, the bird went into respiratory distress and died. Numerous lead shot were recovered from the gizzard, and chemical analysis of liver and kidney tissue revealed 22.9 and 11.3 ppm lead, respectively. The clinical signs, necropsy findings, and chemical analysis of the eagle were compatible with lead toxicosis.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Suspected lead toxicosis in a bald eagle
Series title:
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume
171
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
952-954
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
First page:
952
Last page:
954