Hazards to animals feeding on blackbirds killed with 4-aminopyridine baits

Journal of Wildlife Management
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Abstract

Red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) killed by ingesting cracked corn baits treated with 3 percent 4-aminopyridine, or by oral doses of 4-aminopyridine, were fed to canines, laboratory rats (Rattus norvegicus), black-billed magpies (Pica pica), and three species of hawks. The test animals consumed the equivalent of up to 3.4 LD50 doses of 4-aminopyridine in single feedings and up to 3.2 LD50 doses a day for 20 days in repeated feedings. None showed any symptoms of intoxication or gross abnormalities at necropsy.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Hazards to animals feeding on blackbirds killed with 4-aminopyridine baits
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
DOI 10.2307/3800872
Volume 38
Issue 3
Year Published 1974
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Description 3 p.
First page 424
Last page 426