This review article is the third in a series on animal poisoning in Europe and represents a collation of published and non-published wildlife poisoning data from Belgium, France, Greece, Italy and Spain over the last 10 years. Birds, particularly waterfowl and raptors, were more commonly reported as victims of poisoning than wild mammals. In addition to specific but important toxicological disasters, deliberate primary or secondary poisonings are of concern to all countries. Metals (particularly lead arising from sporting/hunting activities) and pesticides (mainly anticholinesterases and anticoagulants) are frequent causes of poisoning, and often have fatal consequences. A more unified and consistent approach throughout European countries to improve the reporting and the analytical confirmation of wildlife poisoning would help to reduce the number of cases of malicious or negligent animal poisoning.
|Titolo:||Animal Poisoning in Europe. Part 3 : Wildlife|
|Parole Chiave:||Anticholinesterase agents; Lead shot; Oil spill; Toxicoepidemiology; Wild birds|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/07 - Farmacologia e Tossicologia Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.03.033|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|