A synthetic pyrethroid insecticide with contact and residual activity, also used as an acaricide. Available commercially in the form of concentrated emulsions, as soluble microgranules or wettable (dispersible) powders; also available as a therapeutic agent for external use.
For etiology, clinical features, lesions, treatment and investigations, see Pyrethroids

[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg:
LD50 rats 130
  hens >5000
  chickens 1000
  ducks 4500
  quail >10 000
  grey partridges >1800
  red-legged partridges >3000
  dogs >300

Highly toxic to fish