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Year Published: 1991

Lead poisoning of a marbled godwit

A thin adult female marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa) found dead at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, was found to have 17 ingested lead shot in its gizzard. Its liver contained 51.7 ppm lead (wet weight). Based on these necropsy findings a diagnosis of lead poisoning was made.

Locke, L. N.; Smith, M.R.; Windingstad, R. M.; Martin, S.J.
Lead poisoning of a marbled godwit; 1991; Article; Journal; The Prairie Naturalist; Locke, L. N.; Smith, M. R.; Windingstad, R. M.; Martin, S. J.

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Mortality in tundra swans Cygnus columbianus

Our paper identifies and examines the significance of hunting and non-hunting mortality affecting the Eastern Population (EP) and Western Population (WP) (see Serie & Bartonek 1991a) of Tundra Swans. Sport hunting (Serie & Bartonek 1991b), native subsistence hunting (Copp 1989, Stewart & Bernier 1989), malicious shooting (McKelvey...

Bartonek, J.C.; Serie, J.R.; Converse, K. A.
Mortality in tundra swans Cygnus columbianus; 1991; Article; Journal; Wildfowl; Bartonek, J. C.; Serie, J. R.; Converse, K. A.

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Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report

Kidd, G.
Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report; 1991; Article; Journal; Supplement to the Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Kidd, G.

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Year Published: 1991

Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report

Kidd, G.
Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report; 1991; Article; Journal; Supplement to the Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Kidd, G.

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Year Published: 1991

Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report

Kidd, G.
Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report; 1991; Article; Journal; Supplement to the Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Kidd, G.

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Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report

Kidd, G.
Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report; 1991; Article; Journal; Supplement to the Journal of Wildlife Diseases; Kidd, G.

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Research center analyzes health problems of endangered species

Windingstad, R.
Research center analyzes health problems of endangered species; 1991; Article; Journal; Endangered Species Technical Bulletin; Windingstad, R.

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Surgical removal of a tracheal foreign body from a whooping crane (Grus americana)

The left wing of a whooping crane (Grus americana) was amputated for treatment of severe nonunion and malunion fractures of the radius and ulna. During the postoperative convalescent period, the bird aspirated a corn kernel and subsequently suffered episodic bouts of dyspnea. The bird was anesthetized with tiletamine-zolazepam. Attempts to deliver...

Howard, P.E.; Dein, F. J.; Langenberg, J.A.; Frischmeyer, K.J.; Brunson, D.
Surgical removal of a tracheal foreign body from a whooping crane (Grus americana); 1991; Article; Journal; Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine; Howard, P. E.; Dein, F. J.; Langenberg, J. A.; Frischmeyer, K. J.; Brunson, D.

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Year Published: 1990

Prevalence and characteristics of plastic ingested by Hawaiian seabirds

The prevalence of plastic in 18 species of seabirds at seven study sites in the Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Atoll was studied during 1986 and 1987. Stomach samples were collected by induced emesis from 1,803 live birds of 15 species and during necropsy of 277 dead birds of 5 species. The prevalence of ingested plastic varied greatly among...

Sileo, Louis; Sievert, Paul; Samuel, Michael D.; Fefer, Stewart I.

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Year Published: 1990

Kidney lesions associated with mortality in chickens inoculated with waterfowl influenza viruses

Seventy-six type A influenza viruses recovered from waterfowl in Wisconsin, California, South Dakota, Florida, Texas, Alabama, and Nebraska were tested for virulence in chickens. The challenge to chickens was intravenous inoculation of first-, second-, or third-egg-passage virus. Each of the virus strains was tested separately in three or four...

Slemons, R.D.; Locke, L. N.; Sheerar, Martha G.; Duncan, R.M.; Hinshaw, Virginia S.; Easterday, B.C.
Kidney lesions associated with mortality in chickens inoculated with waterfowl influenza viruses; 1990; Article; Journal; Avian Diseases; Slemons, R. D.; Locke, L. N.; Sheerar, Martha G.; Duncan, R. M.; Hinshaw, Virginia S.; Easterday, B. C.

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Comparative susceptibility of Culex tarsalis, a Nopheles franciscanus, and Culiseta inornata (Diptera: Culicidae) to Plasmodium relictum (Haemosporidia: Plasmodiidae)

Repeated laboratory attempts failed to infect Culiseta inornata (Williston) and Anopheles franciscanus McCracken with Plasmodium relictum as efficiently as Culex tarsalis Coquillett controls. Of 210 An. franciscanus that imbibed a replete meal from a parasitemic canary, two were found with oocysts and none with sporozoites. Of 112 Cs. inornata...

Work, Thierry M.; Washino, Robert K.; van Riper, Charles
Comparative susceptibility of Culex tarsalis, a Nopheles franciscanus, and Culiseta inornata (Diptera: Culicidae) to Plasmodium relictum (Haemosporidia: Plasmodiidae); 1990; Article; Journal; Journal of Medical Entomology; Work, T. M.; Washino, R. K.; van Riper, Charles, III

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Tuberculosis in wild birds: implications for captive birds

The geographic distribution of avian tuberculosis is widespread but the lack of visible epizootics makes assessment of its impact on wild birds difficult. Generally a low prevalence, widely-scattered, individual animal disease, avian tuberculosis is caused by the same agent in wild and domestic birds. Thus there exists the potential for disease...

Converse, K. A.; Dein, F. J.