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1 January 2012 Acute Lead Toxicosis via Ingestion of Spent Ammunition in a Free-Ranging Cougar (Puma concolor)
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Lead toxicity has long been documented and acknowledged as a significant health issue of water birds and avian scavengers. However, few instances of toxic effects to higher mammalian carnivores have been documented. Here we present an acute case of lead toxicity in a free-ranging cougar (Puma concolor) in Oregon.

Julia Burco, Anne Mary Myers, Krysten Schuler, and Colin Gillin "Acute Lead Toxicosis via Ingestion of Spent Ammunition in a Free-Ranging Cougar (Puma concolor)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48(1), 216-219, (1 January 2012). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-48.1.216
Received: 18 March 2011; Accepted: 1 September 2011; Published: 1 January 2012
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