Lead poisoning in a sample of Maryland mourning doves

Journal of Wildlife Management
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A sick mourning dove (Zenuidura macroura) collected in Maryland with 2 lead shot in the gizzard showed acid-fast intranuclear inclusion bodies in the kidney tubular cells. The liver and the tibia contained 72 ppm and 187 ppm lead (wet weight) respectively. Four gizzards from 62 doves killed by hunters contained lead shot. The lead content of 43 dove livers ranged from 0.4-14.0 ppm (wet weight); 40 of these doves were collected by hunters, and the other 3 were dying of trichomoniasis.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Lead poisoning in a sample of Maryland mourning doves
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 31
Issue 3
Year Published 1967
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 515-518
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 515
Last page 518