2018 CVM News: Collateral damage: Manmade toxins threaten raptors
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This news item is about: Two local raptors made unexpected recoveries this month after exposure to common and deadly manmade toxins—lead and rodenticide. “These two cases represent extremely fortunate birds,” said Sara Childs-Sanford, chief of service at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center. “Many, many more die in the wild without anyone knowing.” The patients, a bald eagle and a northern harrier, were found lethargic and unable to fly, each suffering from acute poisoning from different manmade contaminants that nearly cost them their lives.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Childs-Sanford, Sara; Cordova, Melanie Greaver