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Organochlorine poisoning of ring-billed gulls in southern Ontario.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  410957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical, necropsy, bacteriologic, parasitologic, histopathologic, toxicologic and animal inoculation studies suggest that organochlorine (PBC, dieldrin and DDE) poisoning was an important factor in causing deaths of free-flying ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis) in southern Ontario in 1969 and 1973. The brains of gulls dying with clinical signs of neurologic involvement, and dead gulls with no other apparent cause of death, contained organochlorine residues of significantly greater levels than those found in healthy gulls shot for comparison.
L Sileo; L Karstad; R Frank; M V Holdrinet; E Addison; H E Braun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  1977 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-12-29     Completed Date:  1977-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bird Diseases / chemically induced*
Brain Chemistry
Dichlorodiphenyl Dichloroethylene / analysis,  poisoning
Dieldrin / analysis,  poisoning
Insecticides / poisoning*
Polychlorinated Biphenyls / analysis,  poisoning
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides; 0/Polychlorinated Biphenyls; 60-57-1/Dieldrin; 72-55-9/Dichlorodiphenyl Dichloroethylene

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