Document Detail


Decreasing prevalence and seasonal variation of gunshot trauma in raptors admitted to the wildlife center of Virginia: 1993-2002.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17312769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A retrospective study was conducted to identify the epidemiologic factors associated with gunshot injuries in raptors presented to the Wildlife Center of Virginia from 1993 to 2002. Of the 3,156 raptors admitted, 118 raptors (3.7%), representing 15 species, were admitted with gunshot trauma as the primary cause of morbidity and mortality. The majority of cases consisted of four species: red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis; 47%), red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus; 14%), turkey vulture (Cathartes aura; 10%), and bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus; 8%). For species with greater than 40 admissions during the study period, the proportion of gunshot trauma of all causes of morbidity and mortality ranged from <1% to 11%. Greater numbers of raptors with gunshot trauma were admitted during the fall and winter months (75%) compared with the spring and summer (25%). A significant decrease in the absolute number of gunshot cases per year was observed over the time period studied. The population-level effect of gunshot trauma is unknown for these species; however, it appears to be minor compared with other causes of morbidity and mortality.
Authors:
Jean Richards; Adrienne Lickey; Jonathan M Sleeman
Related Documents :
22052209 - Educational paper: retinopathy of prematurity.
21586499 - Thermoregulation and thermography in neonatal physiology and disease.
23083969 - Videolaryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy in simulated pediatric intubation.
11392589 - Preterm premature rupture of membranes is not an independent risk factor for neonatal m...
18723909 - Single versus multiple courses of antenatal betamethasone and neonatal outcome: a rando...
11778909 - Controversies in the use of antenatal steroids for fetal maturation.
9316709 - Motor vehicle fatalities in the united states construction industry.
20963639 - Status of toxic metals in biological samples of diabetic mothers and their neonates.
2313389 - Diminished splenic function in asphyxiated term infants.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1042-7260     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-22     Completed Date:  2007-03-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915208     Medline TA:  J Zoo Wildl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Animals, Wild / injuries
Female
Male
Prevalence
Raptors / injuries*
Retrospective Studies
Seasons
Virginia
Wounds, Gunshot / epidemiology,  mortality,  pathology,  veterinary*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  The role of feral mammals on wildlife infectious disease prevalence in two nature reserves within Me...
Next Document:  Exertional myopathy in whooping cranes (Grus americana) with prognostic guidelines.