Established in 1983, the Tufts Wildlife Clinic at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine provides medical care for orphaned, sick, and injured New England wildlife. Individual animals are brought to the clinic by concerned citizens, local wildlife rehabilitators, and regional, state, and federal fish and wildlife agencies.
Tufts Wildlife Clinic is conducting an ongoing study on the prevalence of lead poisoning in aquatic birds, particularly the Common Loon. In addition to loons, frequent victims to lead poisoning include waterfowl and other aquatic birds, predatory birds, humans, and domestic animals.
To learn more about loon biology, go to these sites:
For more information on where to find alternatives to lead hunting and fishing gear, look at the following sites:
To learn more about lead, go to these sites: