Effects of chronic dietary lead in American kestrels (Falco sparverius).

@article{Franson1983EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of chronic dietary lead in American kestrels (Falco sparverius).},
  author={J. Christian Franson and Louis Sileo and O H Pattee and John F. Moore},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={1983},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={110-3}
}
American kestrels were fed a diet containing 0, 10, or 50 ppm lead (Pb) powder for at least 5 mo. Blood delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) activity in birds receiving 50 ppm Pb was as low as 20% of controls but no significant effects were noted in packed cell volume (PCV) or hemoglobin concentration (Hb). Mean liver Pb residues in birds fed 50 ppm Pb were 1.3 and 2.4 ppm (dry wt) for males and females, respectively. Liver Pb residues in birds fed 10 ppm Pb were not significantly… CONTINUE READING

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