A contact organophosphorous insecticide for soil and foliar treatment, available commercially in the form of suspensions, granules, powders and concentrated emulsions. Diazinon is also used therapeutically for external use (against sheep blowfly, ked, mange, ticks, sheep scab and poultry mite).
For etiology, clinical features, lesions, treatment and investigations, see Organophosporous compounds


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg or concentrations in mg/l:
LD50  
 
rats 300-850
  rabbits 130
  hens 8
  pheasants 3
  ducks 3.5
  pigs 100
TD cattle 25
  calves 2.5
  sheep, goats 30
LD calves 10
LC50 (48 h) fish 0.03