The effects of grit supplementation and feed type on steel-shot ingestion in mallards.

@article{Mateo2000TheEO,
  title={The effects of grit supplementation and feed type on steel-shot ingestion in mallards.},
  author={Rafael Mateo and Raimon Guitart},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={44 3-4},
  pages={221-9}
}
Lead poisoning by shot-pellet ingestion is an important cause of death in waterfowl from wetlands that have high densities of lead-shot pellets and low availabilities of grit in their sediments. To evaluate grit supplementation when mixed with baited grain as a method of reducing shot ingestion in waterfowl, 24 mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) were kept in captivity to study the relationship between steel-shot, grit and grain ingestion in four experiments. Steel-shot ingestion was more related to… CONTINUE READING

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