Selective and systemic herbicides derived from urea. Effective for cereal and vegetable crops, also used for weed control in non-cultivated areas.


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Cattle, dogs, (other species).


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Widely used in a large variety of forms and preparations: wettable (dispersible) powder, thickened liquids, microgranules, granules and emulsions. Poisoning follows direct ingestion of the agrochemical product. This, however, is rare as a massive quantity of the substance needs to be ingested for poisoning to occur.
Ingestion of forage plants treated with the chemical under normal conditions of use does not result in poisoning.


Compounds in this category
Chlorotoluron, chloroxuron, diuron, isoproturon, karbutilate, linuron, metabenzthiazuron, metobromuron, metoxuron, monolinuron, neburon, tebuthiuron, thiazafluron.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Compounds of low toxicity, considered non-toxic to fish. For toxic doses, see entries for individual compounds.


[clinical.gif] Clinical features

Generally good prognosis.


[lesions.gif] Lesions
Non-specific and not very marked:


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