As pesticides are responsible for the greatest percentage of enquiries, further information is provided on this class of compound. The epidemiological aspects of pesticide poisoning are given in the diagram below. The two most commonly involved species are dogs (45.1%) and cattle (20.1%).
Pesticides account for 45.5% of all the calls recorded, with rodenticides and products used to eliminate vermin most frequently involved:

Rodenticides 42.5%
Herbicides 26.4%
Insecticides 20.1%
Fungicides 6.1%
Pesticides NOS 4.9%

NOS: not otherwise specified.

Analysis of the calls relating to cases of rodenticide and herbicide poisoning reveal some interesting statistics.