STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF ACTARA AND CONFIDOR ON BIRDS SUBMITED TO CHRONIC INTOXICATION
Rumjana Ivanova, H. Hristev, G.V. Hoha
Aktara and Konfidor are neonicotinoid products of a new class of insecticides. Their active substances are synthetically obtained organic compounds. The available information on the effect of these insecticides on vertebrates are quite limited. A major source for their toxicity are materials related to their registration as commercial products. Studies were conducted on two experimental groups and one control group of birds. For 45 days in the diet of the birds in group O1 was added 50mg/kg body weight Konfidor and those of group O2 - 4,6 mg/kg Aktara. On day 46, blood was taken from all birds by wing vein puncture for biochemical research. It was found that chronic poisoning of the birds with Konfidor and Aktara, reliably led to increased blood glucose, total protein, cholesterol and activities of ASAT and APh. Abnormal behavior of the birds was not observed.
Key words: Neonicotinoid insecticides, chronic intoxication, birds, blood biochemical parameters