Severe lead poisoning and an abdominal foreign body in a mute swan (Cygnus olor)

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Abstract

The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is common on British waterways and frequently presents to wildlife hospitals with fishing tackle-related problems. Many of these birds have abnormally high blood lead levels after the ingestion of lead fishing weights. The ingestion of fishing line and tackle is also commonly seen. This case report describes the treatment of a swan with a particularly severe case of lead poisoning and the subsequent removal of an abdominal foreign body.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-10
Number of pages8
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Animals, Wild
  • Bird Diseases
  • Birds
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Lead
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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