Short Communication

European Journal of Wildlife Research

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 210-212

Fatal poisoning of a Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) with methomyl

  • Ruža SabočanecAffiliated withDepartment of General Pathology and Pathological Morphology, The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • , Dean KonjevićAffiliated withChair for Game Biology, Pathology and Breeding, The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb Email author 
  • , Emil SrebočanAffiliated withDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology, The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb
  • , Zdravko PetrinecAffiliated withDepartment of Biology and Pathology of Fishes and Bees, The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb

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Abstract

A young Griffon vulture died with signs of convulsion, vomiting, tremor, seizures propulsions and lack of co-ordination. Toxicological analysis of the stomach content revealed the presence of methomyl (9.3 mg/kg), methomyloxime (6.7 mg/kg) and deltamethrin (6.1 mg/kg). Concentrations of methomyl and its intermediate methomyloxime, combined with results of other analysis, indicate methomyl as the cause of death of this bird.

Keywords

Griffon vulture Toxicology Methomyl Methomyloxime