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Toxicity episodes involving agricultural chemicals and other substances in birds in Victoria, Australia
  1. RL Reece,
  2. PC Scott,
  3. WM Forsyth,
  4. JA Gould and
  5. DA Barr


A series of case reports detailing observations on toxicity episodes in birds caused by a variety of agricultural chemicals and other substances is presented. These problems arose as a result of ignorance, accident and malicious intent. The episodes involved maldison, monocrotophos, fenitrothion, trichlorofon, dieldrin, chlordane, endrin, metaldehyde, bromadiolone, arsenic, lead and zinc. An unresolved episode where toxicity was implicated is also included.

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