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Cholinesterase activity in Japanese quail dusted with carbaryl

June 16, 2010

Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) were dusted with 5% carbaryl to determine if this topical treatment would alter plasma and brain cholinesterase activities. Within 6 hours after dusting, plasma cholinesterase activity was depressed compared with controls, the depression averaging 20% for females and 27% for males. By 24 hours the cholinesterase activity of females had returned to normal, but the cholinesterase activity of males remained depressed. Brain cholinesterase activity was not affected by the treatment, and there were no overt toxic signs.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1979
Title Cholinesterase activity in Japanese quail dusted with carbaryl
Authors E. F. Hill
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Laboratory Animal Science
Series Number
Index ID 5221470
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center