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Bird poisoning from misuse of the carbamate Furadan in a Texas rice field

Wildlife Society Bulletin

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Abstract

More than 100 birds consisting largely of dickcissels and savannah sparrows, as well as 9 other species of songbirds and sandpipers, died from feeding on planted rice seed treated illegally with Furadan 4F. Brain ChE activity was depressed between 32-85% in 44% of the birds. Carbofuran residues in GI tract contents of birds averaged 3.4 ppm (0.54-10 ppm). Two samples of planted rice seed contained 91 ppm and 22 ppm carbofuran. Known mortality of birds continued for about 2 weeks.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Bird poisoning from misuse of the carbamate Furadan in a Texas rice field
Series title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume
14
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
59-62
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
First page:
59
Last page:
62
Number of Pages:
4