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1 January 2005 Zinc Phosphide Intoxication of Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)
Robert H. Poppenga, Andre F. Ziegler, Perry L. Habecker, Don L. Singletary, Mark K. Walter, Paul G. Miller
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Zinc phosphide (Zn3P2) is a rodenticide used to control a variety of small mammal species. It is available over-the-counter or as a restricted-use pesticide depending on how it is to be applied. The toxicity of Zn3P2 is dependent on the species exposed, whether the animal is able to vomit or not, and whether it is ingested on a full or empty stomach. Nontarget species can be exposed through inadvertent or intentional product misapplication. In this article we describe four mortality events in which wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) were believed to have been intoxicated following the ingestion of baits containing Zn3P2.

Poppenga, Ziegler, Habecker, Singletary, Walter, and Miller: Zinc Phosphide Intoxication of Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)
Robert H. Poppenga, Andre F. Ziegler, Perry L. Habecker, Don L. Singletary, Mark K. Walter, and Paul G. Miller "Zinc Phosphide Intoxication of Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41(1), 218-223, (1 January 2005). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-41.1.218
Received: 2 December 2003; Published: 1 January 2005
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