Experimental lead-shot poisoning in bald eagles

Journal of Wildlife Management
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Captive, crippled bald eagles unsuitable for release were fed lead shot to determine diagnostic criteria for lead poisoning. The eagles were fluoroscoped and bled periodically to determine shot retention and blood delta--aminolevulinic acid dehydratase activity. Microscopic examination revealed renal tubular degeneration, arterial fibrinoid necrosis and myocardial necrosis. Acid-fast intra-nuclear inclusion bodies were not found in proximal convoluted tubule cells. Analyses of blood and toxicological data are not yet complete.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Experimental lead-shot poisoning in bald eagles
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 45
Issue 3
Year Published 1981
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 806-810
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 806
Last page 810