The authors detected pesticide toxicosis in 134 animals (104 dogs and 30 cats) of 51 cases from 14 counties of Hungary in the last years (2008-2009). During pathological examination blood stagnation related to the collapse of the circulatory system, acute pulmonary oedema and heart dilatation were found. The analytical analysis carried out by gas-chromatography (GC-MS and GC-NPD) revealed toxicosis caused by carbofuran (twenty five), terbuphos (eleven), phorate (eight), phostiazate (two), endosulfan (one) and DNOC (four). The baits found near dead animals contained carbofuran (five), terbuphos (four) and DNOC (three). The poisoning cases - consolidated by their circumstances - were mainly malicious poisonings committed with insecticides (carbofuran, terbuphos and phorate) officially banned for a few years. The presented cases are worthy of attention since the prohibited pesticide formulations can remain in civilian property even for years after their withdrawal, and they can be used for malicious poisonings.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2010|
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