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1 January 1976 THE EFFECTS OF LEAD POISONING ON VARIOUS PLASMA CONSTITUENTS IN THE CANADA GOOSE
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Plasma glucose, free fatty acid and uric acid levels were measured in lead-poisoned Canada geese (Branta canadensis). Although plasma glucose levels were only slightly elevated, uric acid was significantly higher and free fatty acids were significantly lower. Altered plasma levels were attributed to increased protein catabolism and perhaps renal disfunction. Plasma level of growth hormone and prolactin was assessed by radioimmunoassay. Growth hormone remained unchanged while prolactin was unusually high. The increased prolactin levels may reflect an effort to stabilize free fatty acids.

MARCH, JOHN, McKEOWN, SILEO, and GEORGE: THE EFFECTS OF LEAD POISONING ON VARIOUS PLASMA CONSTITUENTS IN THE CANADA GOOSE *
G. L. MARCH, T. M. JOHN, B. A. McKEOWN, L. Sileo, and J. C. GEORGE "THE EFFECTS OF LEAD POISONING ON VARIOUS PLASMA CONSTITUENTS IN THE CANADA GOOSE *," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 12(1), (1 January 1976). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-12.1.14
Received: 7 February 1975; Published: 1 January 1976
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