ORGANOCHLORINE TOXICITY IN BIRDS
 
Description    Birds exposed to organochlorine insecticides such as chlordane, toxaphene, endrin, and DDT and its analogues aldrin, dieldrin, and hepatachlor can develop acute or chronic signs of toxicosis.
 
Species   Avian
 
Signs   Ataxia, Decreased hatchability of eggs, Disoriented, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Generalized weakness, Hyperesthesia, Inability to stand, Mucoid nasal discharge, Reluctant to move, Seizures or syncope, Sudden death, Trembling, Tremor, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Weight loss
 
References   Joseph V. Emergency care of raptors. Vet Clin N A Exotic Anim Pract 1998;1:77
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