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Case report: Coccidiosis and lead poisoning in Canada geese

June 16, 2010

Four dead Canada geese (Branta canadensis L.) collected at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware were found to have both marked duodenal lesions of coccidiosis and high levels of lead in the liver. Although only one goose had lead shot in the gizzard, all four had levels of lead in the liver suggestive of lead poisoning.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1967
Title Case report: Coccidiosis and lead poisoning in Canada geese
Authors L. N. Locke, George E. Bagley
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Chesapeake Science
Index ID 5221276
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center