PETROLEUM OIL CONTAMINATION, TOXICITY, IN BIRDS
 
Description    Oil in the feathers of birds can cause severe hypothermia and ingestion or absorption of the oil can cause other clinical signs.
 
Species   Avian
 
Signs   Abnormal lung or pleural sounds, Anorexia, Coma, Decreased hatchability of eggs, Decreased, dropping, egg production, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dyspnea, Female infertility, Hypothermia, Increased respiratory rate, Oily skin, hair or feathers, greasy, Pale, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Simpson VR. A description of the gross pathology of drowning and other causes of mortality in seabirds. BMC Vet Res [Web Reference]
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