A colourless, alkaline gas with a pungent odour and acrid taste, soluble in water.


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Poultry.


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Gas produced by decomposition of organic matter; or ammonium salts (such as fertilizers). Poisoning is most often a result of poor or inadequate ventilation.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Irritant gas. Toxic doses not well established:
TD hens 40-50 mg/m3 air


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