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Introduction Fishhook injuries have been reported in many types of chelonian species and have been identified as a common hazard to sea turtles. 1 – 4 Due to their close proximity with recreational and commercial fishing and the lack of

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, water pipes, ammunition, and fishing tackle. Although it is a naturally occurring element in the environment, lead has no functional role in biological systems and is toxic at low doses. In fact, no safe level of exposure has been identified for

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Following the ingestion of fishhooks, monofilament line, and fishing-line leaders used in trade fishing, loggerhead sea turtles ( Caretta caretta [Linnaeus, 1758]) are quite often found stranded on the seashore or floating at the surface of the

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AUC between these 2 groups, the power was calculated to be approximately 98%. ABBREVIATIONS AUC Area under the force-versus-elongation curve CCL Cranial cruciate ligament MN80 Monofilament nylon fishing line (80-lb test) MN450

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—Nylon leader line, nylon fishing line, and UHMWPE were selected for evaluation because of their wide application in small animal orthopedic procedures. Samples of 36.3-kg test monofilament nylon leader line, a 57.8-kg test monofilament nylon fishing

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are known to harbor trematode-infected fish. Because those hatcheries supply fish for transplantation into lakes and reservoirs for sport fishing, there is potential for salmon poisoning disease to develop in animals located well outside the suspected

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that can affect their health and are cause for concern during medical examinations, capture via fishing, and transportation. 1–4 In particular, transportation of pelagic sharks in the past has resulted in high rates of mortality and poor long

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Lead-based ammunition and fishing tackle Congratulations to the Association of Avian Veterinarians for advocating the replacement of lead-based fishing tackle and ammunition used for hunting with nontoxic alternatives. 1 Waterfowl are

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statements . Available at: avdc.org/Dental_Scaling_Without_Anesthesia.pdf . Accessed Dec 12, 2014 . Lead ammunition The recent commentary on lead ammunition and fishing gear 1 raises some important issues. When I was director of a diagnostic

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Response to lead commentary I read the recent commentary 1 on lead ammunition and fishing gear with interest. The authors present a thorough review of the risks and history of environmental lead, and I completely agree with their concerns

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