A broad spectrum, contact and ingested pyrethroid insecticide, available commercially in the form of microgranules, concentrated emulsions or wettable (dispersible) powders. Also used as a therapeutic agent for external application.
For etiology, clinical features, lesions, treatment and investigations, see Pyrethroids .

[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg or concentrations in mg/l:
LD50 rats 910-1300
  rabbits 4000
  quail >13 500
  chickens >3000
LC50 (48 h) fish 0.005