Effects of embedded tungsten-bismuth-tin shot and steel shot on mallards (Anas platyrhynchos).

@article{Kraabel1996EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of embedded tungsten-bismuth-tin shot and steel shot on mallards (Anas platyrhynchos).},
  author={B J Kraabel and Michael A Miller and David M. Getzy and J K Ringelman},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={1996},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
We assessed the potential for embedded steel and tungsten-bismuth-tin (TBT) shot to adversely affect health of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos). Ducks were implanted with three number four steel (n = 19) or TBT (n = 20) shot pellets in their pectoral muscles. None of seven hematology parameters measured differed in response to treatment (P > or = 0.17). At necropsy 1, 2, 4, and 8 wk posttreatment, we observed only localized tissue reactions to embedded steel or TBT shot. Reactions differed grossly… CONTINUE READING

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