26 B0002 01 19
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APHA Ref. No. 26-B0002-01-19
Date of Sampling
Species / Breed
Mixed Avian Species / Mixed Avian
Sex / Age
Mixed / Adult
Animal Presented Dead x 5
REPORT 4 (FINAL) LABORATORY FINDINGS Biochemistry
Lead (Kidney)(‡) mg/kg FT 12.7
The kidney lead level is equivalent to 59.89µmol/kg wet matter, 50.8µmol/kg dry matter. This together with the
impaction of the oesophagus and suspected high blood level is consistent with lead poisoning.
The birds examined were in relatively good body condition with good reserves of body fat apart from Bird 5
which had findings consistent with lead poisoning. The clinical history and lack of obvious gross lesions in the
others is suggestive of avian botulism. We have not found evidence of Avian Influenza or Duck Viral Enteritis.
Please could you telephone to discuss the case further.
BVSc MSc MRCVS
Veterinary Investigation Officer
29 January 2019
No charges applied ‡ - Test subcontracted; opinions given and interpretations of the result are outside the scope of UKAS accreditation.
† - Not UKAS accredited; opinions given and interpretations of the result are outside the scope of UKAS accreditation.
§ - Accredited under Flexible Scope.
For further details of the test methods used, and other terms and conditions, please refer to the APHA Website.
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