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Avian models for toxicity testing

Journal of the American College of Toxicology

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Abstract

The use of birds as test models in experimental and environmental toxicology as related to health effects is reviewed, and an overview of descriptive tests routinely used in wildlife toxicology is provided. Toxicologic research on birds may be applicable to human health both directly by their use as models for mechanistic and descriptive studies and indirectly as monitors of environmental quality. Topics include the use of birds as models for study of teratogenesis and embryotoxicity, neurotoxicity, behavior, trends of environmental pollution, and for use in predictive wildlife toxicology. Uses of domestic and wild-captured birds are discussed.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Avian models for toxicity testing
Series title:
Journal of the American College of Toxicology
Volume
3
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
357-376
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of the American College of Toxicology
First page:
357
Last page:
376