Cyanide poisoning of a Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
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Abstract

A Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii) was found dead in a ditch leading from a heap leach pad at a gold mine in Nevada. Observations at autopsy included an absence of external lesions, traces of subcutaneous and coronary fat, no food in the upper gastrointestinal tract, and no lesions in the viscera. Cyanide concentrations (µg/g ww) were 5.04 in blood, 3.88 in liver, and 1.79 in brain. No bacteria or viruses were isolated from tissues, and brain cholinesterase activity was within the normal range for a Cooper’s hawk.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Cyanide poisoning of a Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
Series title Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
DOI 10.1177/1040638716687604
Volume 29
Issue 2
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
Publisher location Lawrence, KS
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 3 p.
First page 258
Last page 260