A contact and ingested organophosphorous insecticide and acaricide. Available commercially in the form of granules or micro-granules, or concentrated emulsions. Also used therapeutically as an ectoparasiticide.
For etiology, clinical features, lesions, treatment and investigations, see Organophosphorous compounds.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity

Oral dose in mg/kg or concentrations in mg/l:
LD50 rats 97 - 163
  rabbits 1000 - 2000
  chickens 25 - 32
  quails 16
  pheasants 8 -18
  ducks 75
  pigeons 27
  goats 500
LC50 (24 h) fish 0.18