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Title:A review of the problem of lead poisoning in waterfowl
Author(s):Sanderson, Glen C.; Bellrose, Frank C.
Subject(s):Blei
Conservation
Entenvögel
Illinois
Lead
Toxicology
Vergiftung
Waterfowl
Abstract:Waterfowl die from ingesting lead shotgun pellets deposited on the bottoms of lakes and marshes and in fields. In most instances, they die after ingesting 1 or 2 pellets, their bodies wasting away over a period of several weeks, losing from 30 to 50 percent of normal weight. No other disease produces such a consistent chronic weight loss. Less frequently, a large number of shot are ingested, an acute form of lead poisoning results, and the bird dies in good weight. More definitive diagnoses of lead toxicosis have been made from levels of lead in wing bones, in blood, and in the liver and other organs.
Issue Date:1986-08
Publisher:[Champaign, Ill.] :Illinois Natural History Survey,[1986]
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication no. 04
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/111642
Sponsor:University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Rights Information:Copyright, 1986, University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Made available here under a CC-By-NC license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-29
Has Version(s):https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/181785
OCLC Identifier:14629328


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