European Journal of Wildlife Research

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 210–212 | Cite as

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

  • Ruža Sabočanec
  • Dean Konjević
  • Emil Srebočan
  • Zdravko Petrinec
Short Communication


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.


Griffon vulture Toxicology Methomyl Methomyloxime 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruža Sabočanec
    • 1
  • Dean Konjević
    • 2
  • Emil Srebočan
    • 3
  • Zdravko Petrinec
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of General Pathology and Pathological Morphology, The Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Chair for Game Biology, Pathology and Breeding, The Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, The Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  4. 4.Department of Biology and Pathology of Fishes and Bees, The Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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