School of Veterinary Science
Date Sent: 24/04/2019
Accession No.: 57297
Zero Invasive Predators Ltd (ZIP)
39 Waiapu Road
Type: Post Mortem
ID: V-2573 (CH72) White on Pink
Prev. Accn.: 57296
Found dead 19/04/2019, estimated date of death 15/04/2019.
The kea weighed 781 grams and was in moderate body condition, with adequate pectoral muscle mass but reduced
and reddened body fat reserves.
The proventriculus and gizzard contained a moderate amount of dark green pasty material admixed with seed-like
No other abnormalities were noted on gross post mortem.
Clinical Pathology / Toxicology / Biochemistry
Liver lead level: 0.66 mg/kg
NZVP CASE NO : P19005696
Skeletal muscle: 0.046 ug/g Fluoroacetate (Landcare Report No: T7093)
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This was an adult male kea in reduced body condition. There were no signs of trauma or any obvious underlying
Testing of skeletal muscle showed this kea had been exposed to 1080. The level of lead in the liver was not elevated
to a level where it would have adversely impacted on the health of this bird.
Pathology Report - Accession No.: 57297
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