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1 January 1981 FENTHION POISONING OF WADING BIRDS
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Low brain and serum cholinesterase activity were found in several species of wading birds. The area from which these birds were taken recently had been sprayed with the organophosphorous insecticide fenthion (O, O-dimethyl O - [4-(methylthio)-m - tolyl] phosphorothioate). Analysis of stomach contents and water samples revealed residues of fenthion. These findings suggest that fenthion caused lethal cholinesterase depression.

ZINKL, JESSUP, BISCHOFF, LEW, and WHEELDONE: FENTHION POISONING OF WADING BIRDS
JOSEPH G. ZINKL, David A. Jessup, A.I. BISCHOFF, TOM E. LEW, and ERIC B. WHEELDONE "FENTHION POISONING OF WADING BIRDS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 17(1), 117-119, (1 January 1981). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-17.1.117
Received: 17 April 1980; Published: 1 January 1981
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