Lead poisoning in Canada geese in Delaware

Avian Diseases
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Trainer and Hunt (9) stated that lead poisoning of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) had been reported from three states: North Carolina, Indiana, and Wisconsin. More recently, the Mississippi Flyway Council (8) cited suspected cases of lead poisoning of Canada geese in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland. Hanson and Smith (6) also cited cases in widely separated areas of the country, including Texas and Michigan. this paper reports lead poisoning among Canada geese in Delaware, and presents evidence that it is a recurring problem among wintering flocks of Canada geese along the Middle Atlantic Coast.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Lead poisoning in Canada geese in Delaware
Series title Avian Diseases
DOI 10.2307/1588302
Volume 11
Issue 4
Year Published 1967
Language English
Publisher American Association of Avian Pathologists
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 8 p.
First page 601
Last page 608
Country United States
State Delaware
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