CLINICAL, HEMATOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL TESTS OF MALLARDS [ANAS PLATYRHYNCHOS, (L.)] FOLLOWING AN EXPERIMENTALLY INDUCED INTOXICATION WITH LEAD AMMUNITIONJournal: TRADITION AND MODERNITY IN VETERINARY MEDICINE (Vol.1, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
Authors : Petar Stamberov Tanju Mehmedov Tony Todorov Kalin Hristov Ella Taneva;
Page : 45-52
Keywords : mallards; intoxication; lead ammunition;
Results from clinical, hematological and biochemical tests following an experimentally induced leadintoxication of mallards are presented. The clinical signs and the loss of body weight are proportional to thetoxic exposition. Lower levels of red blood cells, hemoglobin and erythrocyte indices are registered. The resultsfrom the biochemical tests show elevated levels of liver transaminases, hypoproteinaemia, hypoalbuminaemia,and, also, significantly lower serum calcium levels.
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