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This book provides an introduction to disease problems - other than those of an infectious or parasitic nature - that afflict free-ranging and captive wildlife. Non-infectious diseases include the effects of toxic substances, physiological conditions, and trauma on wildlife. It covers a wide range of dangers to wildlife including lead poisoning and the effects of environmental estrogenic compounds, oil pollution, mercury poisoning, mycotoxins, geophagy, organochlorine pesticides, selenium, and cyanide.
Forensic investigational techniques for wildlife law enforcement investigations; geophagy; mycotoxins; environmental estrogens - implications for reproduction in wildlife; cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides; organochlorine pesticides; polychlorinated byphenyls; 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin; cyanide; lead poisoning of waterfowl and raptors; mercury poisoning in wildlife; selenium; oil pollution and petroleum toxicity wildlife; physical injury; shock; exterional myopathy (capture myopathy); amyloidosis; dental anomalies in mammals.