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