A broad-spectrum, contact, organophosphorous insecticide and acaricide, available commercially in the form of concentrated emulsions; also used as a medicinal ectoparasiticide.
For etiology, clinical features, lesions, treatment and investigations, see Organophosphorous compounds


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg or concentrations in mg/l:
LD50 rats 1000-2800
 
rabbits  
 
1200
 
chickens  
 
150-400
  ducks <485
  young cattle 80
  adult cattle 560
     
TD
cattle  
 
100
 
calves  
 
22
 
sheep  
 
100
 
dogs  
 
500-3500 (as the compound acts occasionally as an emetic)
     
LD calves 50
  cattle 200
 
sheep  
 
150-200
     
LC50 (48 h) fish 0.02-0.1