A translocated non-residual phosphonoglycine herbicide. It is a selective and systemic agent, extremely effective in the control of annual and perennial weeds (couch grass, quitch, bindweed). Available commercially in the form of soluble concentrates for dilution in water.


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Cattle, sheep, dogs, (and other species).


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Frequently implicated in cases of veterinary poisoning due to its extensive use. In fact no cases of poisoning have been clinically demonstrated when this herbicide is used properly under normal field conditions.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg or concentrations in mg/l:
LD50 rats 4320-5400
LC50 (96 h)
fish  
 
15-140



[clinical.gif] Clinical features and lesions
No particular clinical signs have been observed, even where animals have directly ingested the ready-prepared herbicide or glyphosate-treated vegetation.