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Brain cholinesterase activities of passerine birds in forests sprayed with cholinesterase inhibiting insecticides

Symposium on Pathobiology of Environmental Pollutants: Animal Models and Wildlife as Monitors (1979 : University of Connecticut). OCLC: 5101696
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Abstract

Brain cholinesterase activities were determined in passerines collected from northwestern forests that had been sprayed with trichlorfon, acephate, and carbaryl at 0.56, 1.13 and 2.26 kg/ha. Trichlorfon and carbaryl inhibited cholinesterase activity slightly in only a few birds, primarily canopy dwellers. In contrast, acephate caused marked inhibition of cholinesterase activity in nearly all birds collected. The inhibition was present even 33 days after spraying. Some birds from the acephate-sprayed forests exhibited clinical signs compatible with acute acetylcholinesterase inhibition.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Brain cholinesterase activities of passerine birds in forests sprayed with cholinesterase inhibiting insecticides
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences
Publisher location:
Washington, DC
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
xii, 421
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
356
Last page:
365