A systemic, curative and protectant benzimidazole (MBC) fungicide. Available commercially in the form of concentrated suspensions or wettable (dispersible) powders, alone or in combination with a wide range of compounds. Also used as a veterinary anthelmintic.


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Cattle, (sheep).


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Ingestion of the agrochemical product or medicine. Incidences of poisoning are rare.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Compound of low toxicity.

Oral doses in mg/kg:
.
LD50 rats 3320
  mice 3810
  rabbits 3850
TD dogs >200
  horses 1200
LD sheep 1200
NOEL cattle 30 for 28 days
  sheep 100
  pigs 100 for 28 days
  dogs 20 for several days

Of extremely low toxicity to fish.



[clinical.gif] Clinical features

Dogs

Sheep

Horses


[lesions.gif] Lesions
Non-specific:degeneration of the liver.


[treatm~1.gif] Treatment
No antidote. Symptomatic care only.