A protectant, dithiocarbamate fungicide and animal repellent (effective for rabbits, hares, deer, musquash), available commercially in the form of wettable (dispersible) powders and for dusting. Severely restricted in use as a pesticide in the UK since 1990.
For etiology, clinical features, lesions and treatment, see Carbamates, thiocarbamates and dithiocarbamates .



[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Oral doses in mg/kg or concentrations in mg/l:
LD50 rats 865
  rabbits 210
  pheasants 673
  ducks >2800
LD cats 230
  chickens 1500
LC50 (48 h) fish 0.1-0.2

Note: levels of thiram ranging from 100-500 in the food rations of hens, quail and partridges inhibit egg laying.