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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 lead (Pb) for 60 days. The diet consisted of homogenized 4-wk-old cockerels raised on feed mixed with and without lead. No kestrels died and weights did not differ among treatment groups. The control group (0.5 ppm Pb) had the lowest mean concentration of lead and the high dietary group had the highest for the following tissues: Kidney, liver, femur, brain, and blood. Concentrations of lead were significantly correlated among tissues. There were no differences among treatment groups for packed cell volume, hemoglobin 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
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
39-43
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
39
Last page:
43
Number of Pages:
5