School of Veterinary Science
Date Sent: 24/04/2019
Accession No.: 57296
Zero Invasive Predators Ltd (ZIP)
39 Waiapu Road
Type: Post Mortem
ID: V-2547 (CH77) Red on White
Prev. Accn.: 57297
Found dead 19/04/2019, estimated date of death ~15/04/2019.
The kea weighed 693 grams and was in moderate to good body condition.
The crop, proventriculus and gizzard contained a moderate amount of green granular-to-pasty material and the lining
of the gizzard was stained bright light blue-to-green.
No other abnormalities were noted on gross post mortem.
Clinical Pathology / Toxicology / Biochemistry
Liver lead level: 0.22 mg/kg
NZVP CASE NO : P19005696
Skeletal muscle: 1.78ug/g Fluoroacetate (Landcare Report No: T7093)
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This was a young female kea in good body condition, with no signs of trauma of obvious underlying disease. Dyed
material consistent with 1080 cereal bait was present in the stomach and subsequent testing of the skeletal muscle
showed 1080 residue; 1080 ingestion is the cause of death.
The level of lead in the liver was not elevated to the point where it would have adversely impacted on the health of
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