2017 CVM News: Cornell experts help red-tailed hawk overcome lead toxicity, return to wild
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The news item is about: Lead is toxic to both humans and animals, and is present in our environment. On a regular basis, the staff at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center at Cornell University work to save animals that are severely ill due to ingestion of environmental lead. On February 19th, 2017, an adult red-tailed hawk was brought to the Wildlife Health Center after being found in Lansing, NY—weak and unable to fly or move its legs. The Wildlife Health Center team found no fractures on the hawk’s radiographs, however, they did see a small metal object in the intestinal tract.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Childs-Sanford, Sara; Hapeman, Morgan