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Histopathology of American kestrels (Falco sparverius) exposed to brodifacoum

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Start Date
2015-08-12
End Date
2015-08-31

Citation

Lankton, J.S., 2019, Histopathology of American kestrels (Falco sparverius) exposed to brodifacoum: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9503Y4X.

Summary

This dataset describes histopathological changes in liver, kidney, heart, skeletal muscle and intestine of captive American kestrels exposed to the second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide brodifacoum (BROD). The goal of the study was to determine the toxic range of brodifacoum by feeding birds a diet containing 0.3, 1.0, or 3.0 ug BROD/g wet weight. Birds were necropsied and examined grossly for hemorrhages or anemia, and liver, kidney, heart, pectoral muscle, and intestine was collected for histopathological evaluation. Tissues were scanned at least 100x magnification and all lesions, including hemorrhage, inflammation, and degenerative changes, were described and assigned a morphologic diagnosis with severity, chronicity, and [...]

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Purpose

The data were collected to help determine the toxic range of brodifacoum to American kestrels. The results will be included in the publication of the exposure trials.

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  • National Wildlife Health Center
  • USGS Data Release Products

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9503Y4X

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