A contact and stomach-acting pyrethroid insecticide, available commercially in the form of granules and concentrated emulsions; it is also used as an external therapeutic insecticide.
For etiology, clinical features, lesions, treatment and investigations, see Pyrethroids

[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg or concentrations in mg/l:
rats 251-800
  rabbits 960
  ducks >10000
  hens >2000
LC50 (48 h) fish 0.002