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1 October 2010 Model Study on the Clinical Signs and Residue Concentrations of Sublethal Carbofuran Poisoning in Birds
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The incidence of fatal poisoning of birds of prey caused by carbofuran has increased markedly in Hungary since 2007. An experimental model with broiler chickens was used to study clinical signs of sublethal carbofuran poisoning in birds and to measure the residue concentrations of carbamate in tissues after exposure. Eight chickens were treated with a carbofuran-containing insecticide orally by gastric tube at a single dose of 2.5 mg/kg body weight, and clinical signs of poisoning were observed. Gas chromatography was used to determine carbofuran concentrations in the blood, muscle, and liver samples, and in stomach contents. Poisoning was characterized by typical muscarinic and nicotinic clinical signs without mortality. Carbofuran in the stomach and edible tissues of acutely poisoned birds may lead to secondary poisoning of predators and may also present risks to human health.

J. Lehel, P. Laczay, J. Déri, E. G. Darin, and P. Budai "Model Study on the Clinical Signs and Residue Concentrations of Sublethal Carbofuran Poisoning in Birds," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(4), 1274-1278, (1 October 2010). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-46.4.1274
Received: 3 August 2009; Accepted: 1 May 2010; Published: 1 October 2010
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