Eagles died from drug used for euthanizing animals
Tuesday, June 04 2013 @ 01:03 AM EDT
Contributed by: MaryF
The Daily News, Kamloops
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May 31, 2013
B.C. Wildlife Park animal health technician Adrienne
Clay hand feeds salmon to one of three bald eagles,
with zoo keeper Ardice Fleck holding the bird of prey
in this file photo from April.
B.C. Wildlife Park issues caution to veterinarians
Kamloops veterinarians have been asked to caution their farmer customers after a drug used to euthanize animals was found to be what killed at least one eagle and made three others seriously ill this spring.
Tara Geiger, animal-care supervisor at the B.C. Wildlife Park, said Friday toxicology tests have shown the bald eagles ingested some kind of dead animal carcass that included pentabarbitol, a euthanasia drug.
All three birds survived and were released.
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