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Acute lead toxicosis via ingestion of spent ammunition in a free-ranging cougar (Puma concolor)

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

Lead toxicity has long been documented and acknowledged as a significant health issue of water birds and avian scavengers. However, few instances of toxic effects to higher mammalian carnivores have been documented. Here we present an acute case of lead toxicity in a free-ranging cougar (Puma concolor) in Oregon.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Acute lead toxicosis via ingestion of spent ammunition in a free-ranging cougar (Puma concolor)
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
48
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wildlife Disease Association
Publisher location:
Lawrence, KS
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
216
Last page:
219
Country:
United States
State:
Oregon