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Suspected Ethanol Toxicosis in Two Wild Cedar Waxwings

S. D. Fitzgerald, J. M. Sullivan and R. J. Everson
Avian Diseases
Vol. 34, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1990), pp. 488-490
DOI: 10.2307/1591442
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1591442
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Suspected Ethanol Toxicosis in Two Wild Cedar Waxwings
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Abstract

Several wild cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) fell from a rooftop following ingestion of overwintered hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) pommes. At necropsy, there was pericardial hemorrhage, although no microscopic abnormalities were found. Ethanol was present in crop contents (380 ppm) and in the livers (238 and 989 ppm). The cause of death was attributed to hemorrhage following a fall precipitated by ethanol intoxication. /// Varios alas de cera salvajes (Bombycilla cedrorum) cayeron del techo después de la ingestión de fruta de espino silvestre (Cratageus sp.). A la necropsia, se encontró hemorragia pericárdica pero no se observaron anormalidades microscópicas. En el contenido del buche se encontró etanol (380 ppm), lo mismo que en el hígado (238 y 989 ppm). La causa de la muerte fue atribuida a la hemorragia después de la caída, precipitada por la intoxicación con etanol.

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