Pancreatitis in wild zinc-poisoned waterfowl.

@article{Sileo2003PancreatitisIW,
  title={Pancreatitis in wild zinc-poisoned waterfowl.},
  author={Louis Sileo and W. Nelson Beyer and Rafael Mateo},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={
          655-60
        }
}
Four waterfowl were collected in the Tri-State Mining District (Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, USA), an area known to be contaminated with lead, cadmium and zinc (Zn). They were part of a larger group of 20 waterfowl collected to determine the exposure of birds to metal contamination at the site. The four waterfowl (three Branta canadensis, one Anas platyrhynchos) had mild to severe degenerative abnormalities of the exocrine pancreas, as well as tissue (pancreas, liver) concentrations of Zn… CONTINUE READING

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