Decomposed gosling feet provide evidence of insecticide exposure

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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Canada goose goslings were exposed to turf sprayed with D.Z.N(R) diazinon 50W application (2.24 kg a.i./ha). The control plot was subjected to a water application. One foot from each bird was placed outdoors for 7 d to decompose and the other foot was kept frozen. Diazinon residues were analyzed on both feet. Results showed that diazinon was detected from undecomposed and decomposed feet of the birds. Diazinon residues were below the level of detection (<0.01 ppm, a.i.) on the feet from the control goslings. Decomposed feet may be used for determining insecticide exposure when the traditional matrices are not available.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Decomposed gosling feet provide evidence of insecticide exposure
Series title Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Volume 98
Issue 1-3
Year Published 2004
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 351-361
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
First page 351
Last page 361
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