Antibiotics Threaten Wildlife: Circulating Quinolone Residues and Disease in Avian Scavengers

  title={Antibiotics Threaten Wildlife: Circulating Quinolone Residues and Disease in Avian Scavengers},
  author={Jes{\'u}s {\'A}. Lemus and Guillermo Blanco and Javier Grande and Bernardo Arroyo and Marino Garc{\'i}a-Montijano and F{\'e}lix Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={296 - 938}
Antibiotic residues that may be present in carcasses of medicated livestock could pass to and greatly reduce scavenger wildlife populations. We surveyed residues of the quinolones enrofloxacin and its metabolite ciprofloxacin and other antibiotics (amoxicillin and oxytetracycline) in nestling griffon Gyps fulvus, cinereous Aegypius monachus and Egyptian Neophron percnopterus vultures in central Spain. We found high concentrations of antibiotics in the plasma of many nestling cinereous (57%) and… CONTINUE READING


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